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Round Trip (edition 1990)

by Ann Jonas, Ann Jonas (Illustrator)

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

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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.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jul 13, 2016 |
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.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jul 11, 2016 |
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! ( )
1 vote 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 |
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"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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