Josee masse poetry picture book for ages 5 to 8 penguin, 2010 isbn. A convoy of comic food trucks is heading your way, serving up a mouthful of good eats with a side of humor and verse. A book of reversible verse marilyn singer, author, josee massee, illustrator, illus. Fairy tale, imaginative, dueling perspectives, contrasting points of view, creative.
Cinderella, rapunzel, little red riding hood, and the ugly duckling. Each activity is aligned with common core state standards for grades 34. The doubtful duckling take i someday ill turn into a swan no way. Marilyn singer takes twelve familiar fairy tales such as cinderella, goldilocks, and little red riding hood and transforms them into a unique form of poetry known as reverso. A book of reversible verse by marilyn singer and josee masse. Poems to tangle your tongue by jon agee please bury me in the library by j. Mirror mirror ebook by marilyn singer rakuten kobo. To help put the right book in each readers hands, consider the following comprehensive text complexity analyses within your instructional plans. Isbn 9780525479017 plot summary in this clever book of poetry based on classic fairy tales, marilyn singer has turned the familiar stories on their heads by creating reversible poems. When you were very young, you probably quivered at the appearance of the wolf and the evil witch.
The last three essays provide a variety of perspectives on the mirror as a visual metaphor, although all reveal a common concern with the play of presence and absence. Chris kubie the 14 pairs of poems in this collection can be read in two ways. A book of reversible verse use of an elmo machine to project the text in large format would be advantageous a copy of the selected passage from mirror, mirror. Read each poem forward and backwards for a different meaning. Mirror mirror, a book of reversible verse by marilyn singer, illustrated by josee massee. We are often told that there are always two sides to every story. For these sixteen year olds, fitting in at school is nearly as difficult as navigating their complicated home lives. The poems in mirror mirror are written forward and backward, the same words, two different poemsextremely clever. Witty and ingenious, this book of reversos will challenge and amuse readers of all ages. Mirror, mirror, a book of reversible verse by marilyn singer, illustrated by josee masse. Read a cleverly illustrated poem one way for one side.
Poems to trouble your sleep by jack prelutsky orangutan tongs. Spectacular, intriguing, engaging, charming, and simplistic mirror mirror. Comprised of 14 different poems, marilyn singer adopts a reverso poem approach to bring new meaning to old fairy tales. Mirror mirror is an ala notable book, a new york public library best 100 childrens book of the year, a chicago public library best of the best book of the year, a booklist editors choice, a bank street college of education best book of the year, a washington post top 15 childrens book of the year, a horn book fanfare book. Mirror mirror is an ala notable book, a new york public library best 100 childrens book of the year, a chicago public library best of the best book of the year, a booklist editors choice, a bank street college of education best book of the year, a washington post top 15 childrens book of the year, a horn book fanfare book, a publishers. Because this book of reversible poetry does a great job at twisting some familiar tales. Based on favorite fairy tales, the clever text is matched with brilliant artwork that offers split images, giving insight into the meaning of each poem. I was happily surprised and amazed as i read these reversible verse poems. The book of reversible verse by marilyn singer and josee masse is more than a picture book. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app.
A book of reversible verse by marilyn singer and josee masse fourteen cleverly crafted pairs of poems look at a selection of familiar fairy tales. Horn book fanfare list, new york public librarys 2010 best 100 childrens books, 2010 chicago public library best of the best books, betsy birds 100 magnificent childrens books of 2010, publishers weeklys best childrens books of 2010. In the hood, for instance, first presents red riding hoods perspective. A book of reversible verse marilyn singer has created a form of poetry called the reverso. Everyone knows that there are two sides to every story. I stumbled upon mirror mirror and follow follow in the scholastic book order this past month. The washington postthis mindbending poetry is accompanied by masses equally intelligent, equally amusing art. Mirror mirror, the title poem, depicts a compassionate snow white caring for the seven dwarfs. Actually, there are often more than two sides, because there are often many points of view, but that is another matter. The book of the mirror ix phenomenon of the double that allows for a play that can be a source of terror, liberation, and subversion. Her explanation for a reverso is when you read a reverso down, it is one poem. This book is a compilation of fairytalethemed poems by marilyn singer. Read mirror mirror a book of reverso poems by marilyn singer available from rakuten kobo.
The mirror bible is a paraphrase from the original greek text. The catch is that the second poem is the same as the first, just starting with the last line and going to the first. From a highlyrespected picture book authorillustrator comes a lyrical evocation of philippe petits 1974 tightrope walk between the world trade center. Dutton childrens books, penguin, 2010 juvenile nonfiction 32 pages. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. This little book is so clever, it almost seems to be written for adults. Mirror, mirror on the wall discussion guide scholastic.
Being a lover of fairy tales i added them to my cart. This crafty book of poems for kids can be read in all kinds of directions making it an engaging read for parents and children alike. An ala notable, winner of the cybil award in poetry and the land of enchantment picture book award, and nominee for the texas bluebonnet award. Ideally, mirror, mirror will be a look into the souls of the samurai present for. If you like fairy tales, you should definitely pick this one up.
Brandeshepler, mirror, mirror, page 1 mirror, mirror an. Jul 31, 2018 5 minute bed time story little miss twins read aloud by books read aloud for kids duration. A book of reversible verse, a stick is an excellent thing, nine oclock lullaby, on the same day in march sharon creech love that dog, hate that cat, whos that baby, fishing in the air. Well known fairy tales are presented through reversible poems sure to intrigue sophisticated readers of all ages. A book of reverso poems and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. With these multileveled lessons, students are encouraged to explore the important elements of any fiction text to support comprehension. Well known fairy tales are presented through reversible poems sure to intrigue sophisticated. In this unique book of poems with colorful illustrations, traditional fairy tales are turned upside down, as each poem can be read forward or backwards. A book of reversible verse by marilyn singer nightmares. This original anthology of reversible versepoems that can be read forward and then backward, for another meaningis inspired by classic fairy tales.
Each poem, which has a fairy tale theme, is presented one way, then it is reversed. A book of reversible verse part of the reverso poems series by marilyn singer. This is my new alltime favorite fairy tale picture book. A select list of brown county library children s books. Use these lesson plans with the book to teach poetry, language, and fairy tales.
A book of reversible verse, ellington was not a street and the spider and the fly. A book of reversible verse by marilyn singer and josee masse singer, m. The verses are shortened versions of fairy tails, told in two directions, both of which make perfect sense. Marilyn singer and joe morton bring exuberance, humor and point of view to familiar fairy tales in 14 reverso poems. A book of reversible verse penguindutton, march 2010. Kids wings activities for 4 favorite poetry books including. Sep 03, 2011 a snipit from mirror mirror by marilyn singer. If we were as clever as marilyn singer, wed write this blog in reversible lines in honor of her wonderful new book, mirror mirror. The uniqueness of this book stems from the placement of the words in the poem. The 14 pairs of poems in this collection can be read in two ways. I like to think that the world of childrens literature has gained a bit more respect in the last decade or so.
It is an amazing work of art, both verbally and artistically. A book of reversible verse used during the second and third readings. Each poem is acompanied by an second poem writen in reverse. You knew, though, that the good character would prevail in the end. Mirror mirror is a book of reversible verse what does that mean. Mirror, mirror is meant to teach a critical lesson about rokugan. Patrick lewis poetry speaks to children by elise paschen read a rhyme, write a rhyme by jack prelutsky.
Poetry is a wonderful addition to your familys regular readaloud time. Each page is dedicated to a single fairytale story, all of them fairly well known, and each page has a poem that is told once, and then told again in the opposite order, changing the viewpoint and subtly altering the meaning. This book list was compiled by librarians from the boston public library and the boston public schools bps and was prepared and distributed by the bps office of instructional and information technology oiit library and media services department. Singer uses reverso poems, a form of her creation, to show that there are two sides to every fairy tale the poems can be read backward and forward. People who have stopped reading the bible or never even read it before say about the mirror, i have never read anything that touched me so deeply, it is a brand new bible, i cannot wait to give it to all my friends. Deep sleeping music, relaxing music, stress relief, meditation music. Based on a reallife partnership, the heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog will illuminate and inspire. This collection of fairy tale poems delights me every time i read it. Whats brewing when two favoritespoetry and fairy talesare turned literally on their heads. When you read it up, with changes allowed only in punctuation and capitalization it is a different poem. On each page, two poems appear, one an inversion of the other with minor changes in punctuation. Witty, irreverent, and warm, this gorgeously illustrated and utterly unique offering holds a mirror up to language and fairy tales, and renews the fun and magic of.
A book of reversible verse is a book of reverso poetry. This original anthology of reversible verse poems that can be read forward and then backward, for another meaningis inspired by classic fairy tales. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Each page of mirror mirror has two poems about a certain fairy tale. Boston public schools 26 court street boston, ma 02108. A 7page unit perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your smartboard for mirror, mirror, a book of reversible verse is now available as part of a 38page, 3unit collection including. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Mirror, mirror by marilyn singer daviss dewey discussion. This book is filled with wonderful poems about fairy tale characters, such as. The paired poems are inverses of one another, meaning the second poem is created by reading the first poem in reverse hence reverso. Red has an alcoholic mother and a father whos never around. The poem uses the exact same words written forward and backward with small changes in punctuation, yet each poem provides a different point of view. Among the students of pimlico academy, red, leo, rose, and naomi are misfitsoutsiders who have found a safe haven in music and their band, mirror, mirror. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Whats brewing when two favorites, poetry and fairy tales, are turned on their heads. Marilyn singer adopts the reverso style of poetry for this exploration of fairy tales titled mirror mirror. Each page has two poems about a certain fairy tale. Although the words are identical in each presentation, changes in punctuation, line breaks and capitalization create two pieces that tell completely different stories. Based on favorite fairy tales, the clever text is matched with brilliant artwork that.
The two versions capture the opposing viewpoints of characters or objects from the same tale. Famous childrens poets and their poetry flashcards quizlet. A book of reverso poems is both a delightful introduction to poetry, and a beautiful collection of fairy tales. A book of reversible verse shares why she loves poetry pleasing rhymes, an economy of words, a mixture of the mysterious and the familiar, lots of emotion in a small space.1025 22 442 212 1109 687 1356 694 189 1088 221 391 1350 788 267 1157 1478 340 234 1265 1492 726 1139 1235 376 1241 970 348 1473 413 1507 544 918 441 66 131 1570 789 76 428 8 1356 1247 155 375 585 1117 305 33 119