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Round Trip Paperback – October 26, 1990


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 03
  • Lexile Measure: 330L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HARCOURT SCHOOL PUBLISHERS; First Edition edition (October 26, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688099866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688099862
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.9 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An inventive book for young readers that will delight anyone whose imagination is intact." -- -- ALA Booklist (starred review)

"Show-stopping sleight of pen." -- -- Kirkus Review --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Ann Jonas has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Color Dance, Reflections, and Round Trip, which was an ALA Notable Book and a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book. She is a graduate of Cooper Union and has worked as a graphic designer for many years with her husband, Donald Crews. They live in upstate New York.


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Even high school students enjoy it.
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On child said I really like that the pictures are in black and white because you could imagine what the colors are.
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This book is great for 5-7 years old.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jane James on July 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
My son saw this one on Reading Rainbow and he was so fascinated by the pictures that we went right out and bought it. It is very cleverly done, and all my kids really like this one.
Basically, every picture tells TWO stories. You read the book through, then turn it over and read it upside down. A bridge with water running under it and cars driving over it become, when upside down, a fence with electric poles and wires running alongside and stars in the sky above! It's really a wonderful little book.
Only 4 stars because the story isn't interesting enough to read twice, although the pictures are great fun to look at over and over again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sherry L. Zimmerman on March 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I am a preschool teacher and this book was a real hit with my 3 to 6 year olds it really sparks their imagination. On child said I really like that the pictures are in black and white because you could imagine what the colors are. They loved guessing what the pictures were when they were upside down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Debra on September 17, 2005
Format: Hardcover
"Round Trip" is a book with a surprise! Each black and white scene tells half of a story and then the book can be turned upside down to tell the second half. Drawings work either right side up or upside down and are visual delights. We read it over and over.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 2, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is a kids book about a trip to the city. it seems a little stupid at first, as every page has on line (i.e. "we went throught the tunnel"), but is a nice book. then, at the end of the kids trip to the city, they say "time to turn around and go home", and you turn the book over, and it has hidden in the pictures other pictures that appear upside down. EXTREMELY CLEVER. All black and white. also try REFLECTIONS by Ann Jonas, which is similar, but in color. A truely great boo. (for a kid to read, or a adult to marvel at) Any questions, E-Mail me. END
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on February 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
I remember this book! That's what I thought to myself as I picked up this sly little piece of black and white elegance. When I was a child I remember seeing this book in some form or context. Literal minded child that I was, I was always a little perturbed by the content. In this book, deceptively simple black and white photographs tell the story of a car trip to the city and then back home to the suburbs again. To read this book, the teller reads it first one way to the city, then turns the entire book upside down to tell the story going back to home again.
To accomplish this trick, author/illustrator Ann Jonas utilizes her skills as a graphic designer to create pictures that use negative space adroitly. This book is like a series of industrial M.C. Escher prints. Jonas's book resembles her husband Donald Crews similar storyline in "Freight Train". In both books, the focus is on moving through a landscape. You never see people in either story. But while the focus of "Freight Train" is to concentrate on the speed of a single object, this book looks squarely at the scenery. Any child that has ever been forced to spend hours in the back of a car on the highway will recognize the sights seen along the road. Sheep, lakes, and forest trails abound. Though Jonas's technical wizardry almost steals the show, there is a lot to be said for the beauty of the images themselves.
Kids who have read this book more than once may find themselves having some difficulty seeing a single picture one way and not another. I myself had to strain to make an image of smoky factories not appear to be a farmhouse upside down. I don't see this as a book that children will necessarily scream for at night. At the same time, it is just the kind of book that a child 20 years down the road might pick up in a local library, flip through absently, and say to themselves, "I remember this book!".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G. Chan on March 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
If you like visual illusions, ambigrams, multi-stable perception illusions, or Escher you'll enjoy this book. In a world of color, black and white stands out...

A strong dual perception illusion is created by the author. The beauty of the story lies in the simplicity. The reader shares the road trip through farms, marshes and mountains before ending up in the city. And you physically turn the book upside down and read backwards! Perception changes as a bridge changes into a telephone pole, a restaurant changes into a movie, until you arrive home again. You simply have to see it to appreciate it! One of my most fun and latest discoveries. Very unique and creative!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ulyyf on June 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a very artsy book, with stark black-and-white pictures that can be flipped over to make NEW pictures. I think it's bound to boggle the brain of a kid when they read it, and that's part of what reading is for, right?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ariel Mc. on December 21, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I remember reading this book over and over again "literaly" when I was young right through young adulthood. My mom made a photo copy for me, but she never was able to obtain a proper copy. This is one of those rare books that makes a child feel as though they have discovered something amazing, like an explorer. To see the world in two ways makes you look at the world differently forever. And it's a book you never forget. I wish they would come out with a cheaper copy. But in the meantime, I'm stocking up copies for my public library :)
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