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Back to Front and Upside Down!
Author Claire Alexander
Illustrator Claire Alexander
Country England
Language English
Genre Children's book
Publisher Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication date
6 June 2012
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 26
ISBN 978-0-8028-5414-8

Back to Front and Upside Down! is a picture book for children by British novelist Claire Alexander. The book deals with the difficulty some children might face when learning how to write. Alexander was awarded the Young Readers' Schneider Family Book Award in 2013 for her work.


Students in a reading circle are invited to the principal's birthday party. Their teacher suggests they write the principal a "Happy Birthday" card. While trying to write the card, one of the students realizes his letters will sometimes be back to front, sometimes upside down and sometimes won't look like letters at all.

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