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Otto's Orange Day by Jay Lynch

Otto's Orange Day

by Jay Lynch

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I really enjoyed reading this graphic novel. The novel is a very easy read for kids, and I think all students would thoroughly enjoy reading this. Graphic novels are very different from other books. The words are in small bubbles and in very short, concise sentences. This uniqueness to the book will draw readers in and gain their interest. Otto's Orange Day also has some hidden lessons inside that Otto learns in the end. The colors in the story can be related to other things in a student's life. Teachers can help students understand that just because we may like one thing the best, does not mean that it is the best for everything. Students can learn to be more open-minded about certain aspects in their life.
  Jaymand | Oct 18, 2016 |
This book was entertaining to read. It was a great foray into children's graphic novels and I think that it will be a good edition to my classroom library. I think students will love to read a funny comic like this when they don't want to read a chapter book or a picture book.
  Katie_Manna | Oct 17, 2016 |
Otto's Orange Day is a children's graphic novel written Frank Cammuso and Jay Lynch, who was in charge of the visually stimulating art. It tells the classic tale of, be careful what you wish for. Otto is given a magical lamp containing a genie, from his aunt. As soon as the genie pops out, Otto wishes for everything to be orange. Sure enough, Otto steps outside and is amazed to see that he received exactly what he wished for. At first he is loving the idea of having everything being his favorite color but then things become dangerous when no one is stopping at at the street lights and him having to eat an orange pork chop. Otto realizes that the world needs color so he tries to change it back but the genie informs him that he had only on wish and he has already used it. Otto recruits his aunt to come help him out and with the help from a bribe, the genie agrees to help put the world back to way it was. ( )
  bwaresam | Sep 18, 2016 |
review written 2009: This book is the highest reading level of the first three books in this series falling into approx. a RL of 3-4. My struggling reader had a hard time with this one and took it slowly, but the story was so much fun that he didn't want to not read the book. So with a little bit more help from Mum than usual, he worked his way through the book in about a week and a half. Adorable story of a boy who loves orange and when he receives a lamp that just happens to contain a Genie he is given one wish. Otto's wish is that everything should be orange. Otto soon learns that you should be careful what you wish for when cars can't tell what colour the traffic lights are and a robber on the loose has a description of everybody else, orange wearing orange clothes! Great story that will keep even reluctant readers turning the pages. ( )
  ElizaJane | Oct 30, 2015 |
Fun, modern early reader, in the guise of a comic book. We really liked the illustrations, it's a really neat book! ( )
  Fjola | Oct 16, 2013 |
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The storytelling is also more powerful. It jumps right into a story and doesn’t let the reader go. It doesn’t talk down to kids or sound like a vocabulary lesson.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0979923824, Hardcover)

“[A] high-quality comic that is both loads of fun and easy to read…[S]ure to engage a new generation in the art form; kids will want to read it once, then return to it again and again.” – Booklist (starred review)
When Otto the cat meets a magical genie, he knows just what to wish for: he makes the whole world orange! At first, this new, bright world seems like a lot of fun, but when his mom serves orange spinach for lunch, Otto realizes that his favorite color isn’t the best color for everything. Fixing this mixed-up world won’t be easy, though, because Otto already used up his only wish. To save the day, Otto will need his family’s help, some quick thinking, and…a pizza? Two master cartoonists collaborate to bring all the fun and magic comics can offer to early readers.

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After a genie fulfills Otto the cat's wish by turning the whole world orange, Otto realizes that his favorite color is not the best color for everything.

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