The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors

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Charlesbridge, Jul 1, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 44 pages
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A discovery that made the world a brighter place! Joe and Bob Switzer were very different brothers. Bob was a studious planner who wanted to grow up to be a doctor. Joe dreamed of making his fortune in show business and loved magic tricks and problem-solving. When an accident left Bob recovering in a darkened basement, the brothers began experimenting with ultraviolet light and fluorescent paints. Together they invented a whole new kind of color, one that glows with an extra-special intensity?Day-Glo. This cover reproduction is not printed with Day-Glo colors. The actual book, however, is printed using three Day-Glo colors: Saturn Yellow, Fire Orange, and Signal Green.

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User Review  - EmilyDrennan - LibraryThing

I had never heard about the Day-Glo Brothers before reading this story. Bob and Joe Switzer were brothers who moved from Montana to Berkley, California. Bob was older and a hard work, and Joe enjoyed ... Read full review

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User Review  - sarahetuemmler - LibraryThing

This is a true story about Bob and Joe Switzer who were brothers who invented new glow and dark bright colors. They built ultraviolet lamps and played with bright colors that no one had seen before ... Read full review

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Chris Barton writes about books for children and young adults on his blog "Bartography." He is the author of SHARK VS. TRAIN, CAN I SEE YOUR ID?, and THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS. Chris lives in Austin, Texas.

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