Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse
Author: Marilyn Singer
Illustrator: Josee Masse
Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books
Publication Year: 2010
Brief Summary: Classic fairytales are retold through a collection poems, that, when reversed and given different punctuation, tells the story from a different point of view.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- Cybil Award, 2010′ ‘ Winner’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘
- Land of Enchantment Book Award, 2012′ ‘ Winner’ ‘ Picture Book’ ‘ New Mexico’ ” ‘
- Mind the Gap Award, 2011′ ‘ Winner’ ‘ Fairest of them all’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
- Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2011 ; Bank Street College of Education
- Booklist Book Review Stars , Jan. 1, 2010 ; American Library Association
- Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2010 ; American Library Association
- Choices, 2011 ; Cooperative Children’s Book Center
- Horn Book Fanfare, 2010 ; Horn Book
- Kirkus Best Children’s Books, 2010
- Kirkus Book Review Stars, February 15, 2010
- New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2010 ; New York Public Library
- Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts, 2011 ; NCTE Children’s Literature Assembly
- Notable Children’s Books, 2011 ; ALSC American Library Association
- Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books, 2010
- Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, February 8, 2010 ; Cahners
- School Library Journal Book Review Stars, January 2010 ; Cahners
- Washington Post Best Kid’s Books, 2010 ; Washington Post
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Discuss perspectives and different points of view. How did the author show different points of view in this book?
- Read with other fractured fairytales that tell the familiar stories from a different viewpoint. Compare/contrast with the poems.
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Vancouver Public Library; B&N