HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton
Loading...

The Day-Glo Brothers

by Chris Barton

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
2093155,966 (3.81)None

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 1-5 of 31 (next | show all)
In my opinion, this was a really interesting and good book for young readers. I think the characters were well developed and the illustrations really enhanced the text. The story is about brothers who invented day-glo from ultraviolet light and florescent paints. Their journey of discovery through conflict and resolution is emphasized in the characters’ words and actions. I also think the characters are relatable and engaging as their invention started from an accident and turned into something with hard work and dedication. The colors in the book connect perfectly with the information, as the text describes bright highlighter paint which is clearly illustrated. These neon illustrations keep the attention of the reader throughout the entire story. The big idea from this text is that inventions can develop from anything, as long as there is passion and hard work, you can make it happen. ( )
  gretchencompere | Apr 26, 2016 |
Not the everyday biography you expect to see, but intriguing nonetheless! The illustrations evolve from black-and-white to eye-popping day-glo color as the Switzer brothers' success with their paint invention grows. The retro feel of the cartoon illustrations is a nice touch, too. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This story tells the history of the invention of day glow paint by two brothers. Their invention occurs during the great depression and their product is used in a variety of ways - advertisements, by famous artists such as Andy Warhol, to support the war effort, and more. The story follows the brothers from childhood until their big break.
  emifoltz | Aug 13, 2015 |
I had never heard about the Day-Glo Brothers before reading this story. Bob and Joe Switzer were brothers who moved from Montana to Berkley, California. Bob was older and a hard work, and Joe enjoyed doing magic tricks. Joe was doing a trick with a white spotlight in front of a black background. The trick was a hit, but he wanted to make it better. Bob and Joe went on to invite the first fluorescent paint. They set up their own company that manufactured fluorescent products. This book shows that hard work and dedicated can pay off and that you should never give up. As a teaching activity, the students could compare fluorescent paint with regular paint and compare and contrast the two. ( )
  EmilyDrennan | Apr 26, 2015 |
This is a true story about Bob and Joe Switzer who were brothers who invented new glow and dark bright colors. They built ultraviolet lamps and played with bright colors that no one had seen before. They started experimenting with chemicals and eventually made glow and the dark paint. This book would be an example of realistic fiction because it is a true story but the events are not exactly depicted as what actually happened. We have these brothers to thank for glowing paints.
  sarahetuemmler | Apr 6, 2015 |
Showing 1-5 of 31 (next | show all)
The world needs more fun history books like this!
 
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 157091673X, Hardcover)

Joe and Bob Switzer were very different brothers. Bob was a studious planner who wanted to grow up to be a doctor. Joe dreamed of making his fortune in show business and loved magic tricks and problem-solving. When an accident left Bob recovering in a darkened basement, the brothers began experimenting with ultraviolet light and fluorescent paints. Together they invented a whole new kind of color, one that glows with an extra-special intensityDay-Glo. This cover reproduction is not printed withDay-Glo colors. The actual book, however, is printed using three Day-Glo colors: Saturn Yellow, Fire Orange, and Signal Green.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:34 -0400)

The story of Joe and Bob Switzer who experimented with ultraviolet lights and fluorescent paints and invented a new kind of color called Day-Glo.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
21 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.81)
0.5
1
1.5
2 4
2.5
3 13
3.5 4
4 30
4.5 2
5 10

Charlesbridge

An edition of this book was published by Charlesbridge.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 113,228,817 books! | Top bar: Always visible