Nothing Rhymes with Orange (Hardcover)
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If you were to make song about, fruit let’s say, through some stretch of the imagination, you could make a rhyme for almost any piece of fruit in the produce aisle - peach and banana are easy, but even kumquat gets his shot. The only one left out is our poor protagonist, Orange. As the rhymes get progressively weirder - a pearwolf (a pear bitten by a werewolf) and Nietzsche both make a brief appearance - the Orange becomes more and more distraught, only to realize that perhaps there is a word that rhymes with orange, and perhap it’s the best rhyme of al. This book weird and awesome and the roll-on-the-floor-laughing kind of funny, but it’s also a beautiful story about celebrating difference. (If you choose to do so by making an epic music video, all the better.)— From Kinsey's Picks
A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year A perfect laugh-out-loud, read-aloud from New York Times bestselling author Adam Rex We all know nothing rhymes with orange, but how does that make Orange feel? Well, left out, obviously When a fruit parade gets together to sing a song about how wonderful they are--and the song happens to rhyme--Orange can't help but feel like it's impossible to ever fit in. But when one particularly intuitive Apple notices how Orange is feeling, the entire English language begins to become a bit more inclusive. Beloved author-illustrator Adam Rex has created a hilarious yet poignant parable about feeling left out, celebrating difference, and the irrefutable fact that nothing rhymes with orange.
About the Author
Adam Rex is the author and illustrator of many beloved picture books and novels, including the New York Times bestseller Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, and has worked with the likes of Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, and Jeff Kinney. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.