10 Jun

“Shocking,” “high-octane,” “electric,” “fantastic”

Sounds like a book I’d like to read — and I’m just over the moon to be able to say that it’s a book I’ve written.

Here’s some of what Elizabeth Bird had to say about The Day-Glo Brothers over at Goodreads:

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? … 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. … This is 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.

And here are some equally encouraging words from Dr. Quinn’s Book Blog:

Barton does a fantastic job taking the reader through the life and times of the Switzer brothers. … Persiani’s retro illustrations are “highlighted” with various day-glo colors. Even the end pages use these electric colors to support this fun and informative book. I definitely recommend this book.

Dr. Quinn and Betsy, I’m so glad you both liked the book. Thank you for taking the time to say so.

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