Nothing Rhymes with Orange

By: Adam Rex

This is a hilarious parable about feeling left out, celebrating difference, having an unusual name, and discovering the fact that nothing rhymes with orange. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781452154435

JLG Release: Nov 2017


Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas
Topics: Oranges , Fruit , Rhyme , Loneliness , Friendship , Humorous stories

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The fruit rhyming party is off to a jaunty start, giving plums to chums and superhero capes to grapes. But as everyone knows, nothing rhymes with Orange, who relegates himself to the sidelines. He looks on as the poem grows increasingly frenetic, giving side commentary about rhyming cantaloupe with antelope (“Well, that was a little forced.&# The fruit rhyming party is off to a jaunty start, giving plums to chums and superhero capes to grapes. But as everyone knows, nothing rhymes with Orange, who relegates himself to the sidelines. He looks on as the poem grows increasingly frenetic, giving side commentary about rhyming cantaloupe with antelope (“Well, that was a little forced.”) and wondering aloud what is a quince. By the time Nietzsche appears, rhyming with “a lychee is just peachy,” he has had enough: “What?! I don’t see why he’s in this poem and I’m not . . . is all I’m saying.” Observant Apple notices Orange’s growing sadness and reaches out, blithely bending the English language to include Orange. The solution is no more sensible than the book itself, keeping in spirit with the work’s cheerful absurdity. Clever design choices and fanciful art “rendered in fruit” complement the unapologetically silly tale about loneliness and belonging. The expressive fruits are augmented with black lines for the arms, legs, and eyes. Simple backgrounds alternate between white and crumpled brown grocery bags, allowing the fruit (and recurring head of Nietzsche) to take the spotlight. VERDICT A fun and lively choice for a food-based storytime. Hand this excellent title to Rex’s many fans and those with a taste for the absurd.—Suzanne Myers Harold, Astoria Public Library, OR

Book Details

ISBN

9781452154435

First Release

November 2017

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

9" x 9"

Page Count

48

Accelerated Reader

Level 3; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 2.5; Points: 1;

Lexile

Level 570L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Chronicle

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

Oranges, Fruit, Rhyme, Loneliness, Friendship, Humorous stories,

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