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Upside Downer: More Pictures To Stretch The Imagination

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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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Cheryl
Jan 27, 2017 marked it as xx-dnf-skim-reference
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.
Michael Fitzgerald
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Not that big a deal - no Escher genius here. Same old thing every page.
Elizagayle
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Maybe this book is not on par with Escher, but! He is a great introduction for children to see things from another’s point. And the words are so fun to read aloud! On par with Seuss.
Renee
Sep 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
“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
Clare
Jul 26, 2015 rated it liked it
It's an interesting and funny book for both parents and children to read
Rhonda
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book, like most of Anno's works, DOES make you think. All a matter of perspective; fun to read with someone else, facing each other (on top and bottom of book), so you hear both sides.
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cute idea, but kids didn't understand it...and it was hard for me to read to them.
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Alissa giggled through the whole book. Then she said, "Valorie likes my laugh and my giggle."
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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".

Source: Wikipedia.