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Round Trip Paperback – October 26, 1990

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This book uses the gimmick of reverse illustrations. By turning the page upside down, a new picture emerges. "Round Trip" is all in black and white recording sights on a day-trip into the city and back.--"Register Star, " November 1998

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.



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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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 (January 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688099866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688099862
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.1 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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My infants stared at the pages of this book! The black and white pictures are perfectly made for a baby's interest. I give it as a baby gift. After receiving Round Trip from me other mothers have started the tradition as well. Of course, that use was probably not the author's intention. The craft of this book is amazing. The pictures front to back illustrate a day's trip from home to the city. Turn the book upside down and the same pictures show the evening sites on the journey back home. I would love to hear how Ann Jonas constructed the idea and art. Because of the high "awe" of the construction my elementary students are intrigued as well.
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This is like getting 2 stories in one book. The unusual black and white illustrations are well done and hold the interest of children 3-8. One reads and discusses the illustrations until you come to the back of the book. Turn the book upside down and now one has the same illustrations meaning
something entirely different. My grandsons ages 3 &5 asked to have this book read over and over. They even look at it independently without hearing the story.I now regret that I did not order the hardback version since it it getting so much use.
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I read this book to my children when they were little from the library and they saw it on Reading Rainbow. Years later, as adults, they remembered this book well and I bought a copy. I read it now to my pre-schoolers at points in the year as New Years or at the end of the school year before summer. The black and white may be difficult for children to decipher, but it is a wonderful, creative idea.
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A visually stunning book! I absolutely loved the gorgeous illustrations and fun story line. My toddler isn't fully engaged in this story yet, but he will be in a few years. Would recommend for 4 and up.
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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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This book is so cool. All of the illustrations and words are in black and white. You read through the book and when you get to the "end," you flip the book in the other direction to continue reading. The illustrations appear as a different illustration when the page is flipped. It is neat to see this as an adult and also cool for a child. I've read to preschool aged child and it was engaging. I've also seen it read to a group of 10 year olds where it appeared equally engaging. What a great concept!
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This book is so enjoyable and its better in hardback. Should last me a few years longer because I wore out the paperback version. Even my kids wanted me to read it again. Arrived on time and as described. Thanks again,.
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