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The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton

The Day-Glo Brothers (edition 2009)

by Chris Barton, Tony Persiani (Illustrator)

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Title:The Day-Glo Brothers
Authors:Chris Barton
Other authors:Tony Persiani (Illustrator)
Info:Charlesbridge Publishing (2009), Edition: New, Hardcover, 44 pages
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The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton



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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 |
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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.

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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.

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