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Grade 1-3–Two veteran cartoonists collaborate to create a comic-strip-style book for beginning readers. Otto, an orange cat, receives a mysterious lamp from his aunt. While dusting it off, he releases the genie that resides within and is offered a wish as a reward. Otto declares that he would like everything in the world to be orange, his favorite color; however, after his wish is granted, the results–including a bad-tasting orange lamb chop and an orange-only traffic light that causes car accidents–soon cause him to have second thoughts. With the help of Aunt Sally Lee, Otto outsmarts the genie and sets things right. Each page features one to four panels, and the bulk of the story is told through dialogue balloons. The cartoons are lively and colorful. Clear chapter divisions, a clean graphic design, and large-size print make this title more appropriate for early readers than most comic-book offerings. Still, true beginners may have trouble with some of the vocabulary and struggle to follow the narrative flow. Offer this to book readers with a bit of experience under their belts and an interest in comics and cartoons.–Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
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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. Read morePublished 20 months ago by tvtv3
My 6 yrs old daughter loves it... She read many night before goes to bed and she never gets bored of this story.Published 22 months ago by Franky Juwana
It is good to find some books for kids. It is in very good condition. will check and buy other books in the future.Published on September 17, 2013 by ziqin yang
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. Read more
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!Published on January 7, 2013 by sheep107
My not-quite-6 y o is learning to read and finding material he's willing to attempt has been difficult. Read morePublished on May 25, 2011 by Bibliophilic
"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... Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by Midwest Book Review
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. Read morePublished on November 18, 2009 by CC Mama
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.Published on September 27, 2009 by Michael John Jantze