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.
sorry, chris, but these fantastic comments are not shocking. they’re deserved.
Yea!!! And of course!!!