Follow Follow by Marilyn Singer
A Book of Reverso Poems

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Now one of Booklist's 30 Best Books of the Year!

"Genius!" – Wired.com

“Marilyn Singer's verse in Follow Follow practically dances down each page .  . . the effect is miraculous and pithy.” – The Wall Street Journal


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.
 

About Marilyn Singer

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Marilyn Singer is the author of over ninety books for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. For more information, please visit: www.marilynsinger.net Alexandra Boiger has illustrated several picture and chapter books, among them While Mama had a Quick Little Chat, Tallulah's Tutu, and the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives in California. Please visit her at www.alexandraboiger.com.
 
Published February 7, 2013 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A companion piece to the acclaimed Mirror, Mirror (2010), this offering presents more delightful "reverso" poems to treasure.

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Publishers Weekly

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Singer and Masse’s companion to Mirror Mirror (a PW Best Book in 2010) is just as inspired as its predecessor. Iconic fairy tale characters speak through poems that can be read backward and forward, r

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"Mirror Mirror" was also on many prestigious lists including Horn Book Fanfare list, New York Public Library's 2010 Best 100 Children's Books, 2010 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books, Betsy Bird's 100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2010, Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of 20...

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The Horn Book

/ Don’t / give up your voice / for love.” The poems require (and reward) close attention;

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Gr 3–6—Follow Follow is a companion to Mirror Mirror (Dutton, 2010), Singer's first book of reverso poems in which she asks, "We read most poems down a page. But what if we read them up?" With just a few "changes allowed only in punctuation and capitalization," and reading the poem from bottom up...

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