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Upside Downer: More Pictures To Stretch The Imagination
Figures from two sets of playing cards, each of which seems upside down to the other, pursue their queer and quacky quarreling, until one of the kings points out that it is all a matter of point of view.
Hardcover, 27 pages
Published 1971 by John Weatherhill
(first published 1969)
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I might have liked this more when I was a child. Or I might have said what I do now: "So what?" Explore the works of Escher, instead. Or, perhaps, The Annotated Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.
“Upside-Downers” is about a village that sees another village only it’s upside down! The other village says it is not them who are upside down! The kings have to get together to decide just WHO is upside down! The book helps stretch the imagination says Mitsumasa Anno, and I agree with him. The book is written with some print right-side up and some up-side down, and some goes round and round! What a great idea! The book is great fun to read and has all kinds of different rhyming schemes in it. O ...more
Mitsumasa Anno (born March 20, 1926) is a Japanese illustrator and writer of children's books, known best for picture books with few or no words. He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1984 for his "lasting contribution to children's literature".