Read this to your kiddos as fast as you can--until you get to the emotional clincher. Funny and sweet, the author actually bought fruit and photographed it for this book, and then felt weird as he wondered how it looked from the outside. This book has great rhythm and flow and will make you laugh as well as any children that happen to be around while you read it.
— Kate L.
A hilarious, energetic, and entertaining read with themes of inclusion! + wonderful illustrations!
"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.
A perfect laugh-out-loud, read-aloud tale 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.
• A charming book that teaches lessons about friendship and inspires conversations about inclusiveness and cherishing our differences • The bright and big illustrations paired with funny rhymes are sure to bring a smile to readers of all ages • 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
A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year: Vibrant illustrations, enjoyable rhyming text, and a sweet, happy ending make Nothing Rhymes with Orange a book you'll keep coming back to time and time again.
• Great read-aloud book for families and classrooms • Books for kids ages 5-6 • Books for kindergarten and up
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.
"Every page makes me laugh save a couple near the end, which I find so touching that I get a little misty." -Mac Barnett, New York Times bestselling author of Extra Yarn and Leo: A Ghost Story
"Hilarious! Any picture book that can work in Friedrich Nietzsche and lycanthropic pears is a winner to me." -Drew Daywalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit
"This book is peachy, fresh and funny! It's worth every cent of your hard-earned money!"- Geisel Award Winner Laurie Keller
"Not since Carmen Miranda took up hat-making, has fruit been this funny and fabulous!" -Caldecott Honor recipient Molly Idle
"Fresh and funny, readers will go bananas over Orange's angst and antics in this delightfully appealing new book by Adam Rex." -Kelly DiPucchio, author of Dragon Was Terrible
"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
"Cheers for not only nutrition but for thinking outside the bowl to include the unfairly marginalized."-Booklist
"Funny, visually entertaining and - yes, here comes the fruit pun - fresh as can be."--Chicago Tribune
"Advisory: Laughter may ensue."--Twenty by Jenny
"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. Smorange.
"The absurd and the organic come together in a hilarious ode to fruit, fun, and friendship. Adam Rex proves that he is the Bard of Produce." -New York Times bestselling author/illustrator LeUyen Pham
"Whether read aloud or solo, the bright illustrations, funny rhymes and happy ending make this a thoroughly enjoyable story."--Shelf Awareness
"Silly and a warm story about feelings and friendship, making it a very fun party indeed."--Common Sense Media
Chicago Trubune Best Children's Books of the Year
"A perfect read-aloud. Fruitful in every sense of the word."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A sly concept, deft artwork, and unflagging energy make this a winner."-Publishers Weekly, starred review