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Otto's orange day by Jay Lynch

Otto's orange day

by Jay Lynch

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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 |
  ericoassis | Aug 19, 2012 |
this boy loves orange ( )
  cindyzhou2010 | May 2, 2011 |
Otto's favorite color is orange. He colors things orange, sings songs about orange and plays with orange toys. One day, he gets a package from a distant aunt and inside is a small lamp. Otto rubs the lamp and out comes the genie -- offering only one wish to Otto. He thinks about wishing for something orange but goes one better -- wishing that everything could be orange! At first he loves it but then he realizes that not everything is better when it's orange and even the color loses some of its lustre when everything else is the same.

The kid thought this was a hilarious idea! I wonder if he had thought about everything being orange before this. This Toon Book is a bit longer and is broken into three small "chapters" but since it's a comic, it's really not too taxing for younger kids. The artwork is amazing in this volume!

http://webereading.com/2010/01/comics-for-fun-and-learning.html ( )
  klpm | Feb 16, 2011 |
I loved this book but possibly because I love the color orange! The illustrations were wonderful because they made the story very memorable. I think it would appeal to children because it looked like a cartoon from the TV. I hope to do a read-aloud of this book with my students. ( )
  fvalle89 | Sep 18, 2010 |
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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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