by Chris Barton
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Personal Evaluation: What a cool book! The power of Bob and Joe Switzer’s invention is very easily brought to life – the colors get more brilliant as the story goes along and the chemical process is refined. I really liked how the author explained how the bright colors were used in World War II, and how even though Bob did not become a doctor, he was still able to save lives; and how even though Joe did not stay a magician, he was still able to “dazzle crowds”.
What might interest children: Fluorescent colors are everywhere and something we take for granted, but this eye-catching book will make kids think twice, and tuck a few new bits of trivia under their belts, while giving some context to history.