Book Review: Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer
Guest Review by Joy Henshaw
This book grabbed my attention with a gorgeous illustration on the front. As we took it home from the library and began to explore, we knew we had found a treasure. Ms. Singer gives us a fun collection of ‘reverso’ poetry. A reverse poem is one that can be read from top to bottom AND bottom to top (line by line). With a few changes of punctuation, the poet tells the fairy tale from two different sides. Here is an example of the first reverso poem she wrote:
Such a fun form of poetry and great for early readers to pick up on the pattern. My girls also loved the illustrations by Josée Masse; so detailed, vibrant and imaginative. If you can find it on your library shelf, be sure to pick it up!
***PS. Mirror Mirror was the CYBILS award winner in the Poetry Category this year!***