Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Chris Barton and illustrated by Tony Persiani

Posted by Miss Dewey at Orenda

Five paw prints! Do you like bright colors? Have you ever wondered what the world would look like without bright colors? Well, it wasn't that long ago when there were NO bright colors. It wasn't until brothers Bob and Joe Switzer made an interesting discovery that people were able to enjoy colors in a new way. But Bob and Joe hadn't planned on inventing new colors. Bob wanted to help sick people be healthy and Joe wanted to entertain people with magic. They ended up inventing something together that was so new (Day-Glo colors) that people could be helped and entertained with the same invention. I loved this book. I grew up loving bright Day-Glo colors, but it never occurred to me that someone invented these colors. What I liked most about this book was the way the information was presented. The story is told in a picture book format and all the pictures in the beginning are in black and white. As the brothers learn more about color, more and more colors are added to each page until the last pages are filled with Day-Glo colors. This book was wonderful. If you want to read more books by this author visit:

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