These poems by Marilyn Singer with pictures by Josee Masse are simply amazing, mind bending, and so, so unique! Author/Illustrator team Singer and Masse have three collections of poems together. Mirror, Mirror and Follow, Follow are both fairy-tale themed. While their collection Echo, Echo has a Greek mythology theme.
What makes these poems so fascinating is that they are "reverso" poems. Each poem can be read from up to down and from down to up with each reading giving a different story! For example, one page is telling the story of Little Red Riding Hood. On the left side of the page, a poem is written from the perspective of Little Red Riding Hood. On the right side of the page, the same poem is written in reverse, starting with the last line following through to the first line. When the poem is reversed, the perspective and meaning changes completely, and it sounds like the big bad wolf is speaking instead. It's poetry magic! Show these to your elementary school aged kid, and they will be amazed!