The Big Orange Splot

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When a seagull drops a can of orange paint on his neat house, Mr. Plumbean gets an idea that affects his entire neighborhood.

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User Review  - Lara.Lofdahl - LibraryThing

I love this book; I used to read it all the time when I was a child. It is a nice, simple book about how wonderful it is to be yourself and express your own uniqueness, though it might not be "neat ... Read full review

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User Review  - sskatherine - LibraryThing

My K-2 students were absolutely enthralled with this story. As I read it aloud, they commented on Pinkwater's illustrations and laughed out loud. I do not think the illustrations are really anything ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Author, illustrator, and radio commentator Daniel M. Pinkwater was born in Memphis Tennessee on November 15, 1941. He is trained as an artist and attended Bard College. In 1969, he wrote and illustrated his first book, The Terrible Roar. Since then he has written over 50 books for children, young adults, and adults. He is also a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and regularly reviews children's books on Weekend Edition Saturday. While he has illustrated many of his works, his most recent ones have been illustrated by his wife Jill Pinkwater.

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