The Day-Glo Brothers

The Day-Glo Brothers Cover

The Day-Glo Brothers

The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors

By Chris Barton; Tony Persiani (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781570916731, 48pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2009

Description
A discovery that made the world a brighter place
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 intensity Day-Glo.
This cover reproduction is not printed with Day-Glo colors. The actual book, however, is printed using three Day-Glo colors: Saturn Yellow, Fire Orange, and Signal Green.


About the Author
Chris Barton writes about books for children and young adults on his blog "Bartography." He is the author of SHARK VS. TRAIN, CAN I SEE YOUR ID?, and THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS. Chris lives in Austin, Texas.

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