Round Trip

Round Trip

by Ann Jonas

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Overview

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688099862
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/26/1990
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 120,418
Product dimensions: 7.88(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.06(d)
Lexile: 500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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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Round Trip 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book that stays with you. I still remember my elementary school librarian reading this book to us. I am so excited I found this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always loved this book, and, thanks to Barnes and Noble, so does my son. Such a creative journey that makes you want to read the book again and again, discovering something new each time. I have found that the adults in my office liked it as much as the kids!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A GREAT READ! GREAT GRAPHICS! THE TWO MAKE FOR A WONDERFUL LITTLE BOOK THAT WAS RECOMMENDED BY OUR GRAMMAR SCHOOL LIBRARIAN A MILLION YEARS AGO. IT DOESN'T LOOSE IT'S APPEAL.
abruser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Round Trip" by Ann Jonas is similar to reflections. We go through a simple plot following someones day as they travel to the city. At the end of the book the reader must flip the book over and read it again. All of the illustrations become something else once the book is flipped. It is a good book to share with young children because it teaches them to look harder at the world to see what is hidden in every image. It is also a good book to use for older children to teach them about the different way of making art and manipulating imagery.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Black and white illustrations and text record the sights on a day trip to the city and back home again to the country.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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?
RebeccaStevens on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book of black and white silhouettes depicting scenes along the route as a family goes to town. They see fields, skyscrapers, a tunnel, but the fun comes when they get to the end of the book. That is when the reader flips the book over and sees each picture in a new way, for the pictures are drawn in such a way that when looked at upside-down, they are a new scene.I love to read this book to young children. They are fascinated to see how the pictures change depending on how you hold the book. They usually want to read it again right away. In fact, I enjoy looking at the pictures myself to see the illustrator's creativity. This book would be good to use in a unit about travel or vacations. It could also be used in a unit about art or color. It is just a good book to use to help in cognitive development by encouraging children to look at things a new way.
tlcalderon4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This interesting and unique book tells the story of a day trip through the country and into the city. The black and white artwork is simple, but what sets this book apart is that once the reader reaches the end, the book is flipped over and the story continues with new text to go along with the now inverted pictures. This clever format challenges the reader to think about their own perception of the images.
MeditationesMartini on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sweet chiaroscuro surrealism for chilluns. I like that you turn the book over, I like that it's inventive, I like that it evokes the childhood drive into the city at night, where you don't know where you're going and everything you see out the window is a brief ecstatic flash of mystery, and I even like that the flip-drawings don't work 100%, and leave some weird bits sticking out for, you know, Verfremdung.
juli-anne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun for kids to read because they will follow the round trip and have to turn the book upside down.
rbtanger on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An extremely unique and wonderful children's picture book. Children will be amazed as they read about a family's drive through country and city, only to reach the last page and flip the book top to bottom to follow the family's return journey. Engrossing and attractive to adults as well as children this is a great story as well as a superb graphic feast for the eyes.
Miss_Molly More than 1 year ago
I remember a teacher reading this to my class when I was in elementary school. I am ELATED to find it and be able to share it with my little kids!!!!!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago