Unlimited [Paranormal Book] ☆ The Big Orange Splot - by Daniel Pinkwater ↠


  • Title: The Big Orange Splot
  • Author: Daniel Pinkwater
  • ISBN: 9780590445108
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback

  • When Mr Plumbeans house is splashed with bright orange paint, he decides a multi colored house would be a nice change This favorite story of creativity and individuality is back by popular demand.
    Daniel Pinkwater
    Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children s books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio He attended Bard College Well known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for recent works that task has passed to his wife Jill Pinkwater.


    Commentaires:

    Patrick
    A lot of people don't know that I actually taught children's literature for a couple semesters. This book was one of my favorite finds from that class. It's easily in my top 50 picture books for younger kids. Top 50 might not sound like a huge mark of distinction, but you need to realize that I probably read 300-400 picture books when I taught my class. And I've easily read another thousand to my little boys over the last couple years, so that puts this book in the top 1% pretty easily.

    Claire
    This was my very, very favorite book as aoh, who am I kidding. This IS my very, very favorite book!! It about creativity! It is about expression! It is about going against the grain, but not just for the sake of rebellion, but rather to remain true to yourself--even if you've been hiding it for much of your life. It is a wonderful message for kids and adults. The illustrations are simple but rich in color and quirkiness. My favorite part of this book is how little known it is, so it makes sharin [...]

    Becky Loader
    I want to live next door to Mr. Plumbean. I think my house would be painted white, with black dots, music notes, patchwork pieces, and purple iris on it. Mr. Plumbeam has not popped his cork, gushed his mush, or got knots in his noodle. Delightful.

    Stina
    Book #71 for 2017PopSugar's Ultimate Reading Challenge (max. 3):- A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile- A book with pictures- A book you loved as a childBook Riot's Read Harder Challenge: A book you've read beforeBetter World Books:- A book with a color in the title- A book under 200 pagesMy Personal Reading Challenge: - An illustrated children's book- A book recommended by a family memberSo, we've been having some HOA drama lately. We haven't run afoul of any of the cove [...]

    Nicole
    This is one of those rare picturebooks that will surprise you and become an instant favorite. I was given this book a few years ago by a friend who loved children’s books and it has sat on my shelf unacknowledged since then. Perhaps it was the title or the front cover, I’m not sure, but I am so glad my five year old picked it out to read this week. The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater was originally published in 1977 by and was recently republished in 1993 due to its cult-like fol [...]

    Amy Forrester
    Mr. Plumbean lives on a neat street with identical houses all in a row. And then a seagull drops a can of orange paint on the roof of his house. His neighbors think it’s unsightly and they tell him to paint his house. So he does, but instead of repainting it the original color, he uses a rainbow of colors to cover his house with swirls and dots, elephants and lions. The neighbors are aghast! The next day he adds palm trees and a hammock. The neighbors are outraged! They send one of the neighbo [...]

    Jay Bushara
    A curiously slapdash looking book by the otherwise redoubtable Daniel Pinkwater, who usually farms his illustrating out to someone else. Perhaps this is significant. Mr. Plumbean, seen looking out his window on the cover, vaguely resembles the author. And it’s a pretty exuberant fable for such a simply painted treatment: a seagull flying over Plumbean’s house one day drops a can of orange paint on the roof (“no one knows why”), and everyone agrees that Plumbean should get cracking and be [...]

    Liz
    This is my absolute favorite book from childhood. See, Mr. Plumbean lived on a street where all the houses looked alike, until one day, a bird carrying a pail of orange paint dropped it on Mr. Plumbean's roof, creating the big orange splot of the title. His first thought was to remove the splot, but the more he looked at it, the more he liked it. He even planted palm trees and got an alligator to add to his unique decor. Then, one by one, all his neighbors came over to his house to beg him to re [...]

    Elizabeth Vance
    One of my favorite books since I was a child, I would take this book from my brother. It is a wonderful story about each person's expression of uniqueness represented through their home. When the neighbor's complain to Mr. Plumbean to paint his house after a bird drops orange paint on the roof, he paints his house all sorts of crazy pictures and colors to represent himself. Soon all of the neighbors decide to paint their homes, each one a unique representation of who they are. The story is a won [...]

    Dani Shuping
    I think a friend introduced me to this title a few years back and I was blown away by it. It's such a simple story and the illustrations are ok, not blow me away fantastic, but the storye story is powerful and such a great way to introduce the concept of diversity to kids.When I first read this book I was an Art Education student and knew instantly that this would be a great story to build an art lesson around. I was working with elementary school students at the time and they loved the story an [...]

    Katherine
    I had more-or-less forgotten about this book until it showed up on Fuse #8's list of the Top 100 Picture Books. From time to time, I remember thinking to myself, "what was that book I liked so much as a kid--the one about that strange-looking house in the neighborhood where all the homes were identical brown?" But I could never for the life of me remember the name of the finer details of the plot. Upon seeing Ms. Bird's right-up, I was instantly flooded with warm memories and sorely tempted to l [...]

    Lana Clifton
    I simply adore the message of this book: be yourself and express your colors always, no matter how bland others become. The book introduces the reader to a diverse neighborhood, where all the houses look exactly alike. Then one day it happened. Someone (or bird?) decided to step out. The next thing you know, the neighbors are all drinking some funny lemonade and they magically becomes who they truly are on the inside by changing their home on the outside. Warning: this book includes made up word [...]

    Lisa
    "Mr. Plumbean lived on a street where all the houses were the same . . ." until one day, a seagull carrying a can of bright orange paint ("no one knows why") drops the can on Plumbean's house, and a community crisis ensues. Last night I reread this favorite book from my childhood--realizing, for the first time, that Daniel Pinkwater did the illustrations with markers, which I never noticed as a child. As I turned the pages, one of them fell out, and many others were torn. I can't even count the [...]

    Megan Shields
    Pinkwater's goofy take on a boring neighborhood's remodel is the perfect example of embracing individuality and using our voices to encourage others to be the best version of themselves that they can be! I would use The Big Orange Spot as a model text and have students take on the creed "My house is me and I am it" and write a description of what they house would look like if it best expressed who they are and what they love. This would also be a wonderful opportunity to understand my students b [...]

    현순 최
    Mr. Plumbean lived on a street where all the houses were the same. One day a seagull flew over his house. The seagull was carrying a can of bright orange paint. Mr. Plumbean doesn't change his house eventhough his house has an orange spots. His neighbors want to paint his roof to remove his splots. For a while later Mr. Plumbean began to change his house. His neighbors complain about it. I like this sentence, " my house is me and I am it. my house is where I like to be and it looks like all my d [...]

    Michael
    "The Big Orange Splot" has just been selected as the "Book of the Decade" by every Homeowners Association on earth! Yeah, right. Read lots of the reviews stating this was a book about "diversity", I think not. I think this this was a book that tells kids that it is okay to be different, and that they should follow their dreams. (I have a problem with the word 'diversity' as I believe it has been co-opted by media, politicians, and everyone else that wants to direct how people shall live.)

    Octavia Cade
    I've just rediscovered this wonderful little book hiding in the far corners of my bookshelf. It was one of my favourites when I was a kid, and I still think it's awesome! Mr. Plumbean and his (alright, it's pretty horrible) house show that there are things better than mindless conformity and the aesthetics of dullness.

    CatherineMustread
    I have probably read this book hundreds of times – being one of my favorite children's books of all time. Especially in this era of suburban HOAs (home-owner groups) which allow very little individuality, this is a great book. Could have read it a few hundred more times if it had been published sooner than 1993, as that was after even my children were grown up.

    Lisa Vegan
    This is another winner from Daniel Pinkwater, even though there are no muffins in this early book. It turns out that he is a wonderful illustrator too. This funny and fun read aloud story is a rousing endorsement of unconventionality, and the houses are so pretty. I think I could have done without the alligator though. Of course, that house is not me and I am not it; it’s Mr. Plumbean’s.

    Mary
    This is a wonderful story about the uniqueness of people and how your home should be where all of your dreams come true. It is kind of a heavy concept for kids, but all ages can relate to it easily. The text is somewhat small, but the pictures are interesting and it will certainly spark discussion.

    Jill
    Simple story , childlike illustrations and utterly wonderful! A message every child and adult should hear. I have given this book to nearly every child I know. My kids are grown and we still quote it often. Knots in his noodle!

    Blanco Meyers
    A lot of people will think you have bees in your bonnet, bats in your belfry, and knots in your noodle; but sit under a palm tree, drink some lemonade with an alligator and then set about following your dreams.

    Rachel
    This children's book is really about diversity, but if you've ever hated your Home Owner's Association, you will LOVE this book! We just encountered it at the library and it was a great surprise to discover this book.

    Kathy
    Originally published in 1977 this is a great book about following your dreams and not letting others tell you what you have to be.

    Lynn
    This has to be one of my all time favorite books! It's about being yourself and not caving to pressure to conform. The simple actions of one person can have a ripple effect to many others.

    Dawn
    Mr. Plumbean lives on a "neat street" in a house that looks like everyone else's house. Then one day a seagull drops a bucket of orange paint on his house. His neighbors urge him to paint his house, and so Mr. Plumbean does. He paints a jungle mural on it, adds some palm trees and an alligator to his yard, and hangs out in a hammock drinking lemonade. One by one neighbors come by to encourage Mr. Plumbean to fix his house so they can have a "neat street" again. They are not successful.I had neve [...]

    LynnDavidson
    Mr. Plumbean lived in a neat and tidy house in a row of neat and tidy houses on a neat and tidy street. One day a seagull dropped a bucket of orange paint on the roof. The neighbours insisted Mr. Plumbean do something about it! He decided to paint his house so that it no longer looked like everyone else's, but suited his own interests. Soon his neighbours were doing the same thing with their houses because they saw how content he was. Their street became very interesting and unique.Bright intere [...]

    Janae' Hosley
    Mr. Plumbean lives on a street where all the houses look the same, and everyone likes it that way. Everything changes when a seagull splashes orange paint on Mr. Plumbean’s house. He decides to paint his house to reflect his colorful dreams. Although the neighbors are upset at first, one by one they talk to Mr. Plumbean who convinces them to use their imaginations to transform their houses to reflect their dreams.

    Tara Morrow
    This has to be one of my favorite books. Its does a great job at teaching creativity, being able to express yourself and teaching hw to make positives out of little things. So what would you do when your house gets covered in a big oranges plot? This book is great for story time or espesically for art classes teaching creativity and how to create something out of something so simple like a big orange plot

    Karen Garth
    I did not know how much this book would change my life when I chose it out of a scholastic catalogue when I was a kid. I still have my original copy (and also a hardback version). I love this book so much. It is a colourful ode to independence and self expression. You've got knots in your noodle if you don't buy this book for your personal library right now. And give a copy to everyone you know.

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