Once upon a time, Mirror Mirror, a brilliant book of fairy tale themed reversos – a poetic form in which the poem is presented forward and then backward – became a smashing success. Now a second book is here with more witty double takes on well-loved fairy tales such as Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid.
Read these clever poems from top to bottom and they mean one thing. Then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top and they mean something else - it is almost like magic!
A celebration of sight, sound, and story, this book is a marvel to read again and again.
Praise for Mirror Mirror:
""A mesmerizing and seamless celebration of language, imagery and perspective."" – Kirkus Book Reviews, starred review
""A must-purchase that will have readers marveling over a visual and verbal feast."" – Booklist, starred review
""A remarkably clever and versatile book...a must-have for any library."" – School Library Journal, starred review
""Masse’s clever compositions play with symmetry, bringing this smart concept to its fullest effect."" – Publishers Weekly, starred review
""Cleverly constructed and insightful."" – The Horn Book, starred review
""Truly a visual, as well as a literary, puzzle and such a treat!"" –Library Media Connection, starred review
Mirror Mirror is an ALA Notable Book, one of the New York Public Library's Best 100 Children's Books of 2010, a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books 2010, a Booklist Editors Choice, one of the Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year, a Washington Post Top 15 Children’s Books of 2010, a Horn Book Fanfare Book, one of Publisher’s Weekly's Best Children’s Books of 2010, and one of Time Out New York Kids's 50 Best Books for Kids.