The Big Orange Splot

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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. Full color.
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Overview

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. Full color.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803807778
  • Publisher: Hastings House Daytrips Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1977
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years

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  • Posted March 23, 2012

    This was one of my most favorite books growing up...I loved all

    This was one of my most favorite books growing up...I loved all the different colors and that everyone could make their house what they wanted it to be...

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  • Posted March 16, 2012

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    I love how this story encurages one to not only be an individual

    I love how this story encurages one to not only be an individual, and your self, but that it is okay dream, and live yiour dreams! This book was given to me as a christmas gift from my kindergarten teacher and it has held a special place within my heart and library sence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

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    Non-conformity is okay!

    As a child, I remember loving this book for the funny language (terms like flipped his lid, popped his topper, etc.) and for the colorful pictures that showed houses painted like ships, hot air balloons and castles. After a seagull carrying a can of paint inadvertently "ruins" a perfect, cookie-cutter house on a uniform street, the owner takes the opportunity to paint his house wildly to reflect his inner persona. Slowly, all the neighbors begin to use their imagination to paint their houses in unique ways.
    Now that I have a child of my own, I love that what you learn from the book is that it's okay to be different, and that your imagination and dreams are worth standing up for. It teaches that you should respect other people and their "crazy" ideas as well: which may not be that crazy after all.
    A fantastically simple book that depicts a much larger life lesson.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2008

    Great Kids Book!

    I had this book read to me a lot growing up. I think it's a great lesson in the importance of individuality. The illustrations are great and the story is hilarious!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2008

    The best book on suburban sprawl!

    This is our all time favorite book. As an urban planner and mom of a two-year old, I appreciate the theory and the sentiment. My son laughs hysterically whenever we say 'big orange splot'! He loves the pictures, the bright colors and the words. This is the book he asks for again and again. Plus, it's a paperback so it's very easy to take on the road.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2006

    Give a gift to your HOA

    I think everyone should keep a dozen or so copies of this book to hand out when the yard Nazis come around to tell you they can see your green drapes from the street (everyone else has white), and that flowering crab apple tree has to go. Now has anyone seen 'Little Boxes' made into a children's book?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2003

    Not just a kid's book - a life lesson

    Like great inspirational movies (Field of Dreams, for example) that are far more than what they appear on the surface, so is "The Big Orange Splot". This is a book that can change the life view of a cynical adult, let alone an impressionable child. Since reading this book to my son, I have come to list it as one of the inspirations behind a mid-life epiphany that has made me a far better and more contented person. Read this book to yourself and your children and learn that you shouldn't be afraid to live your dreams!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2003

    Allow Your Dreams to Become Reality

    This book has been my very favorite book for as long as I can remember. It has inspired me to become what happiness requires me to become. Several weeks ago this book took an even more exalted place in my heart when I read the book to a Special Education class. It was a very sweet moment as I looked into their eyes and recited the line I had down by heart: 'My house is me, and I am it. My house is where I like to be, and it looks like all my dreams.'

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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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