Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May 19 Birthday: Bob Switzer

Bob Switzer, inventor
May 19, 1914-Aug. 20, 1997

The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tony Persiani (Charlesbridge, 2008)

Not yet published, but in the queue this July, this bio about the brothers who invented eye-popping colors is sure to be a hit.

Day-Glo worms? View “A Primer on Marine Flatworms for K-12 Students” at the University of New Hampshire site and you’ll be a believer.

The other half of this duo, Joe Switzer was born on August 16, 1915.