‘The Orange Book’ – Tuesday’s Look at THIS Book!

*Every Tuesday we introduce you to a favorite book from our secret book room.

The Book: The Orange Book by Richard McGuire (1992, Children’s Universe)

Time to Read: short and sweet

Summary: from the inside cover…”Where do fourteen oranges go fresh from their tree? Follow each, as they make their way in the world. One is off to art school, another to seek fame and fortune on television, another to explore the halls of vaudeville, another…”

Our View: Written and designed by Richard McGuire, this book about a group of traveling oranges was among the earliest to find its way into our book room so that means we’ve been reading it for nearly twenty years together. It never gets old and the illustrations alone will have you searching for more of this talented author ‘s works. The choice of color (orange!) is especially fascinating as you’ll notice in one of our favorite illustrations below. The text for this particular page reads, “One was sent to a sick friend.”