Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Otto's Orange Day

Cammuso, Frank and Jay Lynch. 2008. Otto's Orange Day. New York: Raw Jr.

This book's aim is "bringing new readers to the pleasure of comics." It's similar in shape and format (small size, three short chapters) to an easy reader, although the words are more difficult, "Maybe if you were more specific..."

In Otto's Orange Day, Otto finds a magic lamp and asks its genie to make the world orange. As might be expected, an all-orange world is not all it's cracked up to be. Kids may be attracted to this book for it's cover art - Otto, the cute orange cat and the big blue genie painting themselves into the last non-orange corner of the world. Overall, however, there are better, more engaging graphic novels available.

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