The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors
by Chris Barton
Publication Date: Jul 01, 2009
List Price: $19.95
Format: Hardcover, 44 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Parent Company: Charlesbridge
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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.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Technology / Inventions