Poetry Weekends @ Handley Regional Library

Poetry weekends title cardIn the Hood by Marilyn Singer

In my hood,
skipping through the wood,
carrying a basket,
picking berries to eat—
juicy and sweet.
What a treat!
But a girl
mustn’t dawdle.
After all, Grandma’s waiting.

After all, Grandma’s waiting,
mustn’t dawdle…
But a girl!
What a treat—
juicy and sweet,
picking berries to eat,
carrying a basket,
skipping through the wood
in my ‘hood.

From:
Book Jacket for: Mirror mirror : a book of reversible verse

Mirror mirror : a book of reversible verse by Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by Josée Massee. – J 811.54 Sin
“What’s brewing when two favorites—poetry and fairy tales—are turned (literally) on their heads? It’s a revolutionary recipe: an infectious new genre of poetry and a lovably modern take on classic stories.

First, read the poems forward (how old-fashioned!), then reverse the lines and read again to give familiar tales, from Sleeping Beauty to that Charming Prince, a delicious new spin. Witty, irreverent, and warm, this gorgeously illustrated and utterly unique offering holds a mirror up to language and fairy tales, and renews the fun and magic of both.”

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