Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Echo Echo by Marilyn Singer - ESSENTIAL

Singer, Marilyn Echo Echo, illustrated by Josee Masse.  PICTURE BOOK/POETRY.  Dial (Penguin), 2016.  $17.  Content: G.

Marilyn Singer has turned her talented eye to mythology.  Using her amazing reverse poetry, Singer shows two sides of several myths – most familiar, some lesser known.  Doesn’t matter – I am still dumbfounded by her eye and ear and ability to find and define both stories using the same words, just in reverse order and some punctuation changes.  I know people usually avoid poetry like the plague, but this is one you should not miss.

EL, MS, HS – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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