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.
What a fun, clever book! The reverso poems are so neat and fun to read through each way, and I love that they’re based on fairy tales. I also think the illustrations are beautiful and love how they are split to reflect the poems! Very fun, but probably more enjoyable for an older child.