NPM #25

Speaking of fairy tales, I cannot forget Marilyn Singer’s “Mirror, Mirror” collection illustrated by Josée Masse.  It is OH so clever with a poetic form I swear I have seen before, but which Singer uses to great success.  It is a poem that can be read both down (like normal) and up (in reverse) and will have a different meaning both ways.  She has called this form, which she created, the “reverso.”

Singer uses this form to reinvent or re-interpret those well known fairy tales like today’s selection.  BUT the even more clever thing about them is the art which does something similar.  Each picture bleeds into the other in some way.  It’s a wonderful combination!

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About jenabenton

I'm an elementary school teacher, writer, illustrator and storyteller.

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