|I just read Marilyn Singer‘s fantastic new picture book, Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse (Dutton, 2010, stunningly illustrated by Josee Masse). Oh! Marilyn has invented a new kind of poem, the reverso. Take a poem, place the lines in reverse order, fiddle with the punctuation and capitalization, and make a brand new poem. Simple, right? Ha! Most of these clever poem pairs represent two different characters, but this one, my favorite, shows two different sides of the Ugly Duckling.
The Doubtful Duckling