Nothing Rhymes with Orange might be my favorite picture book of the year (and it's only July). Adam Rex's rhymes, asides, and illustrations are pitch-perfect, just bizarre enough, and outright hilarious for adults and kids alike. Do you want your three-year-old rhyming "lychee" with "Nietzsche" and reciting, "The berries joke with honeydew, like people who are funny do!"? Yes. Yes, you do. Recommended By Jill O., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
We all know nothing rhymes with orange. But how does that make Orange feel? Well, left out! When a parade of fruit 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 for him 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.
"You will never, ever, ever find a better, truer, more big-hearted poetic saga about an orange, a lychee, and dancing Friedrich Nietzsche. It begs to be sung aloud. And will make you a better person. Completely beyond good and evil!" Jon Scieszka, first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
"This sad sack orange is one of the most relatable picture book characters I've had the pleasure of reading about in a long time. And finally a book that teaches kids the correct pronunciation of Friedrich Nietzsche!" Carson Ellis, author/illustrator of Du Iz Tak
"Funny, clever, and whimsical....Fruitful in every sense of the word." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
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.