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Title: PB's with mirror story structure
Post by: poet on April 14, 2015, 03:49 AM
I am looking to build a mentor book list of picture books that have a mirror story structure.  Any suggestions?  Thanks, all!
Title: Re: PB's with mirror story structure
Post by: JodyJS on April 14, 2015, 04:50 AM
Hi Laura,

What exactly do you mean by mirror story structure? Is that like in a counting book where you count 1-10, then 10-1?
Title: Re: PB's with mirror story structure
Post by: poet on April 14, 2015, 05:07 AM
Hi Jody,

I mean like in BOY and BOT, for example, where in the first have Boy takes care of Bot (whose power has turned off) and in the second half, Boy sleeps and Bot wakes up and takes care of boy in ways that mirror how Boy took care of him in the first half. 
Title: Re: PB's with mirror story structure
Post by: Tammi on April 14, 2015, 06:29 AM
I included some examples of the mirror story structure in this PiBoIdMo post.

http://taralazar.com/2012/11/07/piboidmo-day-7-tammi-sauer/
Title: Re: PB's with mirror story structure
Post by: poet on April 14, 2015, 06:58 AM
Thanks, Tammi.  Your post is actually what inspired me to dig deeper! 
Title: Re: PB's with mirror story structure
Post by: laura-jenkins on April 17, 2015, 08:24 AM
What about a Sick Day With Amos McGhee or Bear Feels Sick?
Title: Re: PB's with mirror story structure
Post by: poet on April 17, 2015, 09:08 AM
Thanks, Laura!  I'll add those to my list.
Title: Re: PB's with mirror story structure
Post by: DianaM on April 17, 2015, 01:23 PM
I haven't read it in a while so I don't remember the exact structure, but I think maybe BOOT AND SHOE by Marla Frazee?
Title: Re: PB's with mirror story structure
Post by: poet on April 17, 2015, 03:01 PM
Thanks, Diana. I'll have to check that one out.