Mirror Mirror

A Book of Reversible Verse

Singer, Marilyn

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mirror Mirror
A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0525479015
Branch Call Number: j 811.5 S617m 2010
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Masse, Josée Illustrator


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""Who says it's true -- down is the only view?" Who, indeed? In this clever book, each poem can be read two ways: from the top line down and from the bottom line up. The poems, inspired by familiar folk tales and fairy tales, take on different meanings when read in reverse but still make sense. Some of them give the villain's point of view in a funny way, and others (such as the Snow White-themed poem "Mirror Mirror") are more on the dark and creepy side. Word-lovers and puzzle fans will want to make up their own "reversos" after reading Mirror Mirror." Kids' Books April 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/e46cb15a-8a5d-465f-8496-f1c49da127f1?postId=60b10445-518e-4eac-9e1b-fd8c286e2aca

Jan 03, 2013
  • vedhasya rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is pure genius!!! It is for people who don't like poetry.

Dec 07, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The book of "Reverso" poetry is pure genius. You read the poem, and then the poem is reversed, line by line, creating a whole new and perfect story.

This is the book for people who say they don't like poetry.

Feb 06, 2011
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Poet Marilyn Singer has invented a form of poetry that she calls "Reverso" where she writes a poem, and then rewrites, placing the lines in reverse order, changing only the punctuation. These poems are twinned to tell two sides of the same story.

In Mirror Mirror, Singer has turned her attention to fairy tales. She tells Cinderella from the point of view of Cinderella and the stepsisters, using essentially the same words. What results is a book full of unique poems that show us both sides of the same story, beautifully illustrated by Josee Massee.

This books is a must for Junior and Intermediate teachers looking for a new way to introduce their students to poetry.

Nov 20, 2010
  • library_babe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A wonderful poetic challenge for reverse wording with beautiful illustrations telling old time favourite fairy tales. Great for all ages!

is this book brilliant?
brilliant book this is!


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Nov 20, 2010
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