A new book of unique reversible poems based on Greek myths from the creator of Mirror Mirror
What happens when you hold up a mirror to poems about Greek myths? You get a brand-new perspective on the classics! And that is just what happens in Echo Echo, the newest collection of reverso poems from Marilyn Singer. Read one way, each poem tells the story of a familiar myth; but when read in reverse, the poems reveal a new point of view! Readers will delight in uncovering the dual points of view in well-known legends, including the stories of Pandora’s box, King Midas and his golden touch, Perseus and Medusa, Pygmalion, Icarus and Daedalus, Demeter and Persephone, and Echo and Narcissus.
These cunning verses combine with beautiful illustrations to create a collection of fourteen reverso poems to treasure.
About the Author
Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author of more than 90 children’s books in a wide variety of genres.
Josée Masse is a recognized artist in her native Canada, having illustrated numerous French and American picture books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Echo & Echo is perfect for fans of mythology. However, these mythology stories are not written in the normal fashion. They are written in poetry form - reversos in fact. What is a reverso? It is actually a poem that reads differently depending on how you read it. You read it one way, and then you flip it over and read it in reverse and it tells the story in a different way! It is really quite creative and very interesting! That being said, each mythology covered in this book is told in two stories. Sometimes the poems are from the same character, other times they are told from differing characters. This is not necessarily a book I would use for storytime. However, I would possibly consider it as reading before bed. It is a longer book, but easy to find a place to stop in. So you could potentially read a couple poems a night and everyone would end up happy. Or if you have an older child that is not quite ready for chapter books, but likes to read and likes mythology - they would enjoy reading this one. There are ample enough words on the pages that they wont feel like they are reading a "book for babies." Also, the artwork is gorgeous! This review is based on a copy provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. Find more of my reviews here: http://readingwithcupcakes.blogspot.com/