Several years ago a reviewed a book of reverse poetry called Mirror Mirror. Now here is the companion to that book: Follow Follow.
How would the third little pig and the wolf each relate their sides of the story? How about Aladdin and the jinni? - Blurb from book
True to the first version, Follow Follow features fairy tales such as The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, and The Emperor's New Clothes. And just like the first version, this book as the same bright, bold pictures depicting both sides of the poem.
Poetry isn't as mainstream as fiction, but books like this can help kids discover this genre of writing that is often overlooked. It combines the magic feeling of fairy tales with the colorful images kids are attracted to.
I liked this book so much, I even did a reading of two of the reverse poems. Check it out on YouTube as well as the original reading of Mirror Mirror.
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I found this book to add to my class and I fell in love with it. Mirror Mirror is a book of poetry, but what's different about it, is that it takes the same poem and writes it in reverse. The first line becomes the last line and the last line becomes the first. The main theme is fairy tales from Cinderella to Sleeping Beauty to Red Riding Hood. Each pair shows you different perspectives whether it's the hero/heroin and then the bad guy (Jack vs. the Giant), two characters of the story (the Frog vs. the Princess) or the double side of one character (the ugly duckling vs. the swan).
What I also love are the bright, bold pictures depicting both sides of the poem. Click here to purchase.
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