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[[ download ]] The Day-Glo Brothers Author Chris Barton –

I viewed listened to this book as a Tumble Book The combination of the black and white pictures and then developing day glo colors was presented in this online book, like in the actual book The online book added some movement of certain parts of the picture A larger percentage of the page on my laptop screen seem to be devoted to the text than in the print book I thought that the movement of the pictures, the pixelized look of the pictures, and the movement of part of the pictures took away from the unique contrast and picture interest in the actual book I have not read the actual book, but I have flipped through the pages, and I much preferred the hard copy, and would have rated it a lot better The pacing of the voice reading the book was too slow for my liking as well I would be interested to see which version children preferred. Two hard working brothers, Joe and Bob Switzer, grew up in the early 20th century with very different interests and goals in life Joe wanted to be a magician and Bob wanted to be a doctor Through lots of experiment, curiosity, cooperation, hard work and each other they created daylight florescence colors One brother wanted to save lives The other brother wanted to dazzle crowds With Day Glo, they did both Not only are the colors they discovered bright and beautiful, but they are things we see and use in our everyday lives traffic cones, signs, advertisements, air traffic carrier crews, survivors out at sea, and even used during WWII to help send signals from the ground Their story is an entertaining history of florescent colors I never really thought about how they came to be until I read this book, and I don t think I will ever see a bright color again without thinking of these brothers Of course the illustrations and colors really add to their story, and are so appropriate I loved how the book starts off in mostly black and white, while gradually adding bits of florescent colors and on a few pages it is completely covers the entire page I also appreciated the author s note at the end where he discusses his inspiration for writing this book This little note reveals how a writer begins to think about their topic and what inspired him to research this idea I think this is most fitting for grades 2nd 5th but the actual text might be a challenge to some students This would be a great book for a read aloud This would also be an appropriate text when studying certain science topics, determination, inventions, choosing an appropriate writing topic, and also a great mentor text. The Day Glo Brotherstells the fascinating story of how day glo paint was invented In the early 1930s, Joe Switzer was set on getting into show business as a magician, whereas his brother Bob wanted to be a doctor When Bob was severely injured during a work accident, he was forced to recover at home, in the dark basement Meanwhile, his brother Joe experimented with light in the basement, since he had read an interesting article in Popular Mechanics magazine Bob eventually assisted with Joe s experiements and together, the brothers exprimented with ultraviolet light and different paint materials The result was ultraviolet paint However, the brothers weren t done there They wanted paint that would glow in the daylight and not just under ultraviolet light Upon moving East, the Switzer brothers developed the paint they were looking for and dubbed it Day Glo, since it was fluorescently bright and glowed even in day light Day glo paint was immediately utilized in all manner of things and was particlarly useful in safety equipment that was used during WWII After the war, both brothers discovered that they had indirectly done what they had set out to do Joe had wanted to dazzle crowds with his magic, and Bob had wanted to save lives as a doctor By inventing day glo paint, they had accomplished both.The cartoon illustrations of this book completely fit the story and its content The black, white and gray cartoons are highlighted with day glo paint colors used selectively once they are mentioned in the story In this way, the reader is able to see how day glo paint literally brought a new level of brightness to the world The author s note explains the scientific principles behind what makes regular flourescence and daylight flourescence work It also includes a link to the author s website, which includes short animations that explain these scientific principles I visited this website and found the animations very helpful and informative This book is best suited for grades 3 5, but would also make an interesting read aloud book for younger grades The book could be used in an art unit or a science unit due to its discussion of paint that manipulates light Teachers could enhance the lesson by bringing in everyday objects that use day glo paint, such as a crossing guard vest, orange traffic cone, or even neon paper The Day Glo Brothers by Chris Barton was an interesting biography about two brothers, Bob and Joe Switzer, and their discovery of glow in the dark paint I read this ebook through TumbleBooks which was made the book even fun to read because of all of the moving pictures and parts within the book I would use this book in a fifth grade classroom because I would like to do activities that are based on the book but would work better with older students This was a WOW Book to me because I had never heard of these brothers before nor had I ever given a thought to who created glow in the dark paint I was just intrigued throughout reading the book of the hardships they had to go through, the different chemicals they used to create the colors and the unexpected ending I really think students would enjoy this text as it s a fun read full of science related ideas At the end of the book, Bob and Joe go their separate ways to accomplish their individual dreams that their success with Day Glo had afforded them While this book is a fun read, the moral that could be pulled from it of the importance of following your dreams but also being understanding that it might not happen in a linear path You might be on the path of your dream but then become distracted by a smaller dream that in the long run, helps you with your original dream I think this is an important moral for students to be exposed to as it can be a bit daunting to have a big dream you want to accomplish in life but nothing seems to be going your way while working towards the dream This could be a discussion topic to use with students after reading the book which could then lead into a writing activity Students could write about their own dreams that they wish to accomplish and add in smaller dreams that might help them accomplish their bigger dream, just like Bob and Joe After writing, the teacher can create a display within the classroom or outside the classroom and display students dream writings It could even be transformed into students creating little presentations, a short 5 minute speech about their dream that they could tell others Maybe have a showcase night where people can come in and the students can tell them all about their dream and how they plan to get there Bob and Joe also helped out during World War II with their glow fabrics This idea could be tied in with a social studies lesson about WWII and the technology, such as glow fabrics, that was used within it Students could read supplemental articles and other texts about WWII and its use of new technology that was developed for it or just used for the first time within it After collecting a base of knowledge, students could write a story in the point of view of the military using glow fabrics and maybe even other technology This would be an assignment that the teacher would have to be very explicit that within their stories there should be no blood, gore or violence The main point of the writing activity would be to showcase the technology used within the war. 1 The twin text I would use is A Wizard from the Start The Incredible Boyhood Amazing Inventions of Thomas Edison by Don Brown, 2010 2 I would use this text because I want to begin with an inventor that they know and can connect to their prior knowledge This will lead into unfamiliar inventors Also, the format is the same which will make it easy for students to navigate 3 The text is descriptive and chronological because it explains their lives from when they were young It delves further as it comes to the invention aspect of their lives It also describes what they did with these colors after the invention The activity that I would do with these two books is having students create a venn diagram after reading the two books During the reading, we will list key details from the book Then after we have both lists, we will create a venn diagram comparing and contrasting the inventors This will help us dig deeper to analyze what being an inventor is like 4 The Day Glo Brothers July 1st, 2009 Charlesbridge Publishing, Incorportated. Can color be created The answer certainly is yes For glow in the dark color, it was intentional Popular in fashion today, this book is trendy and fun The Day Glo Brothers chronicles the birth of these bright, intriguing colors The two brothers were on seemingly different paths, one interested in magic, the other in becoming a doctor Bob s magic act consisted of black art, illusion that involved an object, painted half black and half white, that seemed to float and then disappear After a serious accident, brother Joe suffered from seizures and double vision forcing him to forgo medical school This turn of events created much time in a darkened basement for the brothers to play with the idea that would launch Bob s magic career A facinating tale that the illustrations bring to light literally The pages begin in shades of grey As the story progresses, color helps tell the story From black and white to full pages in florescent color, this book is a treat.Listed at a reading level of fifth grade, this would make a great read aloud for grades 2 8 Because it focuses on the brothers attempt to create something new and the idea of trial and error, it would make a great introduction to a science lesson. The Day Glo Brothers is the story of two brothers, Bob and Joe Switzer, who utilized their skills and interests to create the first day glo colors After much research and experimenting, the brothers found ways to use florescence and ultraviolet light to create glowing colors The combination of Bob, the organized thinker, and Joe, the free spirited dreamer, led to an accidental discovery of an entirely new color that could be seen in plain daylight The brothers then found a way to make many glowing colors and World War II America had lots of uses for these eye catching dyes In peacetime, the new colors made their way into everyday American life and the brothers found success in a way they had never expected The illustrations help show how day glo helped brightened up the world The early pages are dominated by black and white, and the invention of day glo adds colors to the later pages This book is informational and an inspiration to those who are working hard but might not just know where they will end up. I thought this book was great It had a great story about two brothers lives and how they came to stumble upon inventing neon colors In addition, the illstrations were great because there were and neon colors as the book progressed The audience for this book would be 2 6 grades I think the story would hold their interest and the picutres are very eye catching and attractive This book is from the Robert F Sibert Medal and Honor Books from 2010 The e book I chose to review was Tarantulas It is on the website pepplego I thought the book was very intersting and easy to navigate through I think this book would be good for k 3 grades It is very short and has small easy to ready sentences I also liked that you could have someone read it to you while looking at the pictures I think that this website would be great for all elementary school kids because they could really learn a lot and have fun while doing it I think a lot of kids grow up thinking that great discoveries are intentional People intended to walk on the moon Edison intended to create a light bulb Some bloke intended to find a way to can Spam That s why there s a whole genre of non fiction picture books out there dedicated to accidental discoveries People like to tell kids that sometimes greatness is a mistake, not planned or earned But I think there s a third way of looking at this What about the people who worked hard their whole lives, experimented and tested and mucked about, and then discovered something new and unexpected These aren t necessarily people who tripped over a genius idea and somehow ended up with a pocket full of cash People like Bob and Joe Switzer discovered Day Glo colors because they were curious, thoughtful, and willing to experiment Now author Chris Barton brings us what is pretty much the world s first biography of the inventors of Day Glo colors And what better format to use than the picture book Works for me Bob and Joe had dreams, you know Big brother Bob wanted to someday become a doctor, while younger sib Joe had a fascination with magic But Bob s dream came to an abrupt halt when an accident in a railroad car gave him seizures and double vision Stuck in a darkened basement, Bob was soon joined by Joe who thought this new thing called fluorescence could help his magic act They set to experimenting, and over the years these experiments included testing chemicals They excelled in creating glow in the dark colors, but it wasn t until a combination of dye and hot alcohol that they discovered the secret of Day Glo The result Their colors helped America win WWII, then went on to bedeck everything from hula hoops to Andy Warhol paintings They dreamed big, they found something new, and they helped people out as a result Not too shabby for two guys from Montana When the book you hold in your hands is all about the discovery of a certain kind of color, it s very important to get the right design feel right from the start Open this book First off, the endpapers and the bookflaps play off of one another At the front you have the orange on top of yellow, across from green At the back you have yellow on top of green, across from orange When the story really begins, though, you begin to understand why illustrator Tony Persiani was called in An artist that exploits a kind of pseudo retro style under normal circumstances anyway, Persiani s look at the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s works because he can make a character both historically accurate in terms of the style, and appeasing to our contemporary eyes Paging through his art, the colored sequences sometimes resemble nothing so much as stills from the Yogi Bear show All curves and swoops Now the book is a series of grays at the beginning This works nicely, particularly since the grays are shaded in different ways It would have been awfully easy to just turn these pictures into black lines on white paper But different shades and tones of gray mean that the story has a depth to it It also means that Persiani can play around with the images When we see Bob in his basement healing up, he is surrounded by ghosts of various ketchup bottles They are the bottles present in the railroad car when the barricade Bob was on collapsed Color, when it is introduced, is always a light fluorescent in some way As a result, the book very gradually works in and color In spite of your slow visual acceptance of this, when you actually see your first appearance of Day Glo it s shocking And the second time when Bob and Joe rediscover it Persiani has the wherewithal to turn that moment into its own undulating, high octane, visually blinding two page spread The world s first use of Day Glo in a children s picture book Maybe not the first first, but certainly the most memorable Because Barton is relying on so many primary sources old colleagues, family members, spouses, etc to get his story, he doesn t have a long Bibliography to tie up the book at the end That s okay though, since in his Author s Note he credits the people he spoke with as well as four other written sources Of course, what this really means is that Barton has told a story in a picture book format that has never really ever been told before I m always fascinated by non fiction authors of children s books that do the research on a story that has been passed over by writers of adult informational texts It seems strange to think that the story of Day Glo colors has never been written, aside from the occasional obituary and self published title Credit to Barton where credit is due, then Between handling materials detailing their earliest experiments and reading the patents for daylight fluorescent signaling and display devices, we know that Mr Barton did his homework Did illustrator Tony Persiani Hard to say There is nothing to indicate whether or not Mr Persiani modeled the characters of Bob and Joe on existing photographs and the like I doubt that I would have wondered, except that there were moments of history, illustrated by his hand, that would have been interesting to know about For example, we are told that A printer in Cleveland, Ohio, began using the Switzer boys fluorescent ink to make posters for movie theaters Accompanying this fact is a poster for something called The Lamps of China As a fan of old time theater poster art, I would have liked to have known about this poster, but as it stands it s hard to say whether or not such a movie ever actually existed What s the solution, though Would I really want an artist go footnoting his pictures in a picture book Or take up valuable text space with his additional information I have to be content in the belief that something as broad as a theater title would not have been conjured up for the sake of a book I harbor no such questions with Mr Barton s text With its eye popping colors, it s sure to be a visual draw for young uns But will the writing be a draw as well For some I mean, when you get right down to it, this is a book about discovering all new COLORS Who even does that How do you even begin to try to convey the insanity of such an accomplishment Creating shades never before seen by the human eye Mind blowing But will a kid find such a story interesting Some will But I mean, let s face it Not every kid is a fan of non fiction For them, the passages outlining Bob and Joe s New Year s Day drive in 1936 or experiments with ultraviolet light will not enthrall But there are some science minded kids out there, and for them Day Glo Brothers will make them think, and wonder, and dream Maybe part of what I like so much about this book is Barton s conclusion Because writing about a discovery is one thing Writing about people is another But when Barton notes that originally Bob wanted to be a doctor and originally Joe wanted to be a magician, he ends with a capper to end all cappers One brother wanted to save lives The other brother wanted to dazzle crowds With Day Glo, they did both This is Chris Barton s first work of non fiction With his extensive research skills and way with words, I hope that it is safe to say that it won t be his last.Ages 7 10. 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 SolvingWhen 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 GloThis 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