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Round Trip by Ann Jonas

Round Trip (edition 1990)

by Ann Jonas, Ann Jonas (Illustrator)

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Title:Round Trip
Authors:Ann Jonas
Other authors:Ann Jonas (Illustrator)
Info:Greenwillow Books (1990), Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:word style, illustrations, traveling, literary nonfiction, environment, two-sided, opinions

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Round Trip by Ann Jonas

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Round Trip is quite possibly one of the coolest books that I've read. This story consists of the simple tale of a group going into the city for a movie and dinner then heading back out home through the countryside. The amazing part of this book is the artwork and perspective of the picture book. Going into the city and watching the movie is read like a normal book, but then you flip the book over and around and read the other way. The drawings are done so that when looking at it one way you see them in a movie theater, but flipped around the other way they are seated in a diner. Awesome artwork!

This book is terrific for introducing students to perspective taking. It could even be translated over into relationships between students. During interactions with students, one student may be "seeing things" from one perspective, while another student "sees things" from a completely different perspective. This could also be an excellent art project in which students must try to create images that can be flipped around to be something different, quite the interesting challenge! ( )
  kerrydaimon | Oct 16, 2015 |
This book is brilliant! The clever illustrations make the outward journey and the return journey come alive with complimentary scenes. Truly captivating for children of all ages, and adults too.
Highly recommend. ( )
  Helen_Earl | Aug 6, 2015 |
What a clever book! Illustrated in black and white, Round Trip describes a road trip past the coast and into the city. When the sun sets and it is time to return home, readers flip the book upside down and the story continues from the back to the front of the book. The same illustrations, when viewed upside down, paint a different picture - a movie theater becomes a restaurant, a bridge becomes a row of telephone poles, and so on. The story isn't complex, but the flipped perspective will wow kids.
  vsoler | Jun 8, 2014 |
Round trip is the simple story about the sites on a round trip from the country to the city and back again. Home to the city is read front to back, then you flip the book and read the story from back to front for the return trip. The black and white drawings form an optical illusion. Different scenes appear when you flip the book upside down. The story itself is simple, but the illustrations are unique and captivating. I spent a lot of time flipping the book upside down and marveling at the new scene that appeared. I would use this book as a mentor text to write about perspective. Secondarily, I would use it to write about contrasts. ( )
  asweet2 | Mar 8, 2014 |
This seemingly simple yet wonderful story is accompanied by black and white illustrations. The story is the story of sights of a day trip to the city and back. What I found interesting and unique is tht the trip to the city is read front to back and then the return trip to the country is read by turning the book upside down and you end up on the page you started with. ( )
  cluttrell12 | Mar 1, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688099866, Paperback)

"A visual stunner....The format is wonderfully inventive--once the traveler arrives in the city, the book is flipped over and read back to the beginning, with the black-and-white pictures taking on new meanings....Sure to delight and fascinate."--Publishers Weekly.

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Black and white illustrations and text record the sights on a day trip to the city and back home again to the country. The trip to the city is read from front to back and the return trip from back to front, upside down.

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