Press:Turtleback Books Turtleback; Turtleback School & Library ed. edition (August 6, 2013)
Author Name:Cammuso, Frank; Lynch, Jay;
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
After a genie fulfills Otto the cat's wish by turning the whole world orange, Otto realizes that his favorite color is not the best color for everything.
About the Author
Jay Lynch, who wrote Otto's story, was born in Orange, NJ, (honest, ORANGE, NJ!), and now lives in upstate New York with his wife, his dog, and way too many cats.
He is the founder of Bijou Funnies, one of the first and most important underground comics of the Sixties, and for many years wrote the weekly syndicated comic strip, Phoebe and the Pigeon People.
He has helped create some Topps Chewing Gum's most popular humor products, such as Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids.
Frank Cammuso, who drew Otto's adventure, lives in Syracuse, New York, where he is the award-winning political cartoonist for the Syracuse Post-Standard.
He is the Eisner-nominated creator of Max Hamm Fairy Tale Detective, selected as one of the Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2006 by Booklist, and is at work on Knights of the Lunch Table, a middle school version of King Arthur and his Knights.
His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice and Slate.
Children's Books,Comics & Graphic Novels,Literature & Fiction,Chapter Books & Readers,Beginner Readers
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Comment List (Total:14)
- Sorry, I returned this book. The idea of a comic-style children's book was very appealing but the story itself was uninteresting. l prefer the traditional book with a story line that uplifts and challenges children.yay
- "Otto's Orange Day" is a new Toon Book available to schools only from Treasure Bay. Written as a cartoon story with lively colored illustrations, "Otto's Orange Day" will tempt...
- The title character of OTTO’S ORANGE DAY is a young male kitten. Otto’s favorite color is orange. He likes it so much that he even makes up a song about it. One day a package arrives from his Aunt Sally Lee. Inside is a lamp. Otto begins to rub it to clean it up and out pops a Genie. The genie tells Otto he has one wish and Otto wishes that everything were orange. At first Otto loves the orange world, but then he starts to discover some of the less desirable effects. Will the world ever return to normal? If not, how will Otto cope in this totally orange land?OTTO’S ORANGE DAY is a ToonBook and is a Level 3 Reader. It’s geared towards readers from about Kindergarten-1st grade. I enjoyed the book. I really liked how the story taught a couple of really good lessons (be careful for what you wish for and be kind to others) without being preachy. Overall, OTTO’S ORANGE DAY is a great little graphic novel for young readers.
- This is a wonderful way to get my son to read! His fave color is orange anyway, and the comic book format makes him feel like he's not really reading.
- I'm a read-aloud mom with a family of boys.Imagine when your early reader crows with pride that he read this whole book BY HIMSELF!Oh, yes.
- This is my daughter's favorite book. She's six and reads voraciously. "Otto" is a permanent fixture in the car. Fun pictures. Great story. Just enough message.
- At seven, my son is a good reader, much of which I owe to books like Otto's Orange Day.The dilemma is familiar to many parents of boys: beginning reader books about...
- Well-written, well-drawn early reader book. This is a good series. I can't submit this review yet because they tell me more words are required. There!
- The title character of OTTO’S ORANGE DAY is a young male kitten. Otto’s favorite color is orange. He likes it so much that he even makes up a song about it. One day a package arrives from his Aunt Sally Lee. Inside is a lamp. Otto begins to rub it to clean it up and out pops a Genie. The genie tells Otto he has one wish and Otto wishes that everything were orange. At first Otto loves the orange world, but then he starts to discover some of the less desirable effects. Will the world ever return to normal? If not, how will Otto cope in this totally orange land?OTTO’S ORANGE DAY is a ToonBook and is a Level 3 Reader. It’s geared towards readers from about Kindergarten-1st grade. I enjoyed the book. I really liked how the story taught a couple of really good lessons (be careful about what you wish and be kind to others) without being preachy. Overall, OTTO’S ORANGE DAY is a great little graphic novel for young readers.
- Possibly the most frustrating situation I encounter in my work as a school librarian is when I run into the one track kid. These youngsters have a genre/subject that must be present in the books they read. Scary books, truck books, princess books, funny books - the list goes on. I usually do my best to find some titles in their topic of choice, but this type of reader can be picky. "Otto's Orange Day" is for every kid who is set in their ways and could use a nudge toward a broadening of horizons. Buy two copies - it's a page-turner that beginning readers will likely wear out from dangerously high levels of enjoyment.Otto (a cat) has a favorite color - orange. If he had his druthers, the whole world would be one big orange explosion. One day Otto receives an orange oil lamp from his Aunt, and a genie appears to grant his wish. Just like that, everything is tangerine. It starts out great, but Otto soon learns that some things are better off in full color. Food, for instance. And traffic lights, they are different colors for a reason. It's also handy to be able to describe someone as something other than orange, especially if said person is a fugitive from the law. Pretty quick, our hero is a bit spooked and looking for ways to change things back to the good ol' days of brown colored lamb chops. That task proves to be difficult, since the genie only grants one wish. Otto must use his wits to bring back the Technicolor.The illustrations are suitably cartoonish in style, with heavy outlines and vibrant colors. The dialog is spoken using word bubbles. As for the way the book is put together, much love to Françoise Mouly. I dig the design. I'm always a sucker for paper on board covers. The title has this cool floating effect that I like. The cover art shows glimpses of panels, letting the reader know that they're about to read a comic-style book. In other words, it looks like fun. This is one that kids will be drawn to and proud to carry.Having read a few of the new TOON Book releases, I'll concur with the masses of critics that have already weighed in on the subject by saying that "Otto's Orange Day" and its kin are going to make a lasting impact on young readers.
- My 6 yrs old daughter loves it... She read many night before goes to bed and she never gets bored of this story.
- It is good to find some books for kids. It is in very good condition. will check and buy other books in the future.
- Written at the AR 2.1 level (accelerated reading), "Otto's Orange Day" is going to be perfect for those children that are reading at and above age-level. The story is 'cute' and without anything objectionable. It even teaches a couple of lessons.The story is that Otto (a cat) loves the color Orange. And when his aunt sends him a gift, which turns out to be a magic lamp, he takes the opportunity of using his single wish to ask that everything is made Orange. Chaos ensues, of course, and Otto, and young readers, find out that 'you should be careful what you wish for'.The drawings are bright and cartoon-y and little-kid-friendly. There's actually quite a bit of text at 988 words but children probably won't notice because of the artwork.THE SKINNY:::The whole package is suitable for younger children -- art, story and text. I'd say given my 8 yo's response that his age is at the top of the range for this one.It's written at the 2.1 AR level, the material is arranged in short chapters.The story teaches a couple of lessons. To be careful what you wish for, and that people have expectations about color foods should be. (I know. I made a blue cake once and no one would eat it. In this story it was blue pizza that offended)Pam T~mom/#kidlit blogger
- My not-quite-6 y o is learning to read and finding material he's willing to attempt has been difficult.