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The Big Orange Splot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2003

    A Good Character Building Book For Kids

    The Big Orange Splot was my childhood favorite book. I am now 27 and I can look back and remember how that book made me feel excited about being an individual & not like everyone else.There are a few powerful lessons in this book.I like the creative way that he builds the belief that by having the strength to break from the status quo, you find true freeedom and happiness.I'll give it to my (future) kid.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2001

    Be Yourself!!!

    This is a great book...not only for children but for everyone!! It has wonderful illustrations and a great lesson!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2001

    A Celebration of Individuality

    Mr. Plumbean lives on a 'neat street' where all the houses look the same. One day, an orange splot of paint is dropped on his roof, and instead of removing it, Plumbean begins to transform his house into a mecca of color, palm trees, and a hammock. The neighbors are aghast! As each goes to convince him to make it a neat street again, Plumbean explains, 'My house is me and I am it. My house is where I like to be and it looks like all my dreams.' The neighbors end up chatting into the night about their own interests and dreams, and subsequently create their fantasy houses, including a castle and a ship. The formerly neat, now fascinating and alive street, lives happily ever after. With charming illustrations and Pinkwater's quirky humor, this tale reminds us all that sometimes breaking the mold is the best way to express our passions and aspirations. I think that about age five is the youngest for this story, but I can see it being enjoyed even in middle school.

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    Posted August 22, 2009

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