how would you classify Topsys & Turvys by Peter Newell
For picture books, we use the designation JE (my public library uses it; I think it means Juvenile Easy, or something like that).
If you are putting it in the elementary kids' area, I'd probably use J FIC, which is how we designate kids' fiction.
My take on this, although a bit late . . .
When looking it up on worldcat.org, the subject listing includes "upside-down book" and "children's poetry".
Decimal number for poetry is . . .
IF APPROPRIATE FOR AGES infant thru 7 year old (Children's Collection), then in our library I would most likely place it in our section of "Poetry & Prayers", with the call number "C P New".
Others may choose to use the call number "C 808.81 New" .
IF APPROPRIATE FOR AGES 8 - 12 years (Junior Collection), then our call number would be "J 808.81 New".