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By Leo Lionni

The captivating tale of a chameleon looking for his personal colour, who finally ends up discovering a real friend.Elephants are grey. Pigs are crimson. basically the chameleon has no colour of his personal. he's red just like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then at some point a chameleon has an idea to stay one colour eternally by means of staying at the greenest leaf he can locate. yet within the autumn, the leaf adjustments from eco-friendly to yellow to pink . . . and so does the chameleon. while one other chameleon indicates they trip jointly, he learns that companionship is extra very important than having a colour of his personal. irrespective of the place he is going together with his new good friend, they'll regularly be alike.

A little chameleon is distressed that he doesn't have his personal colour like different animals.

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Author-illustrator Leo Lionni is celebrated for his use of colourful and imaginitive watercolor storybooks. a colour of His personal, now during this handy board ebook, doesn't disappoint. within the precise sort of a grasp storyteller, Lionni offers a truly lovely chameleon with a distressing challenge. irrespective of how difficult he attempts, he can't appear to locate his personal colour. He consistently turns out to conform to his atmosphere, by no means maintaining a "signature" coloration. made up our minds to be one colour, he discover a eco-friendly leaf and remains there. yet because the seasons swap, so does the leaf, and so does the chameleon! whilst he befriends one other chameleon, he realizes they are going to constantly be an identical colour in the event that they stick jointly. This newfound friendship is way extra significant than whatever else.

Preschoolers will have fun with the illustrations and fall in love with the cute chameleon. Lionni makes use of little or no prose during this tale and manages to express this glorious message of affection, friendship, and belonging in a fascinating fashion.

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Lionni's signature watercolors span the rainbow during this tale of a chameleon who, whereas looking for his identification, reveals a chum with whom he can percentage his changeable nature. a long time 3-5. (Sept.)

Publishers Weekly
Of the unique variation of a colour of His personal by way of Leo Lionni (1975), PW wrote, "Lionni's signature watercolors span the rainbow during this tale of a chameleon who, whereas looking for his id, unearths a chum with whom he can proportion his changeable nature." Copyright 2006 Reed enterprise Information.

Children's Literature
Lionni's uncomplicated story of a upset chameleon who ultimately unearths happiness is as pleasing now because it used to be whilst first released in 1975. We meet the fairway parrot, the crimson goldfish, the grey elephant, and the red pig; "All animals have a colour in their personal, apart from chameleons." Chameleons swap colour reckoning on the place they're. The chameleon during this tale hopes to discover a colour of his personal, however the leaf he's on turns yellow and purple and falls off the tree, leaving the chameleon black "in the lengthy wintry weather night." while he meets one other chameleon within the spring who will remain via his part and alter colour with him, he can ultimately reside "happily ever after." Watercolors on ready papers are used to chop the easiest of shapes caught on white pages. a robust distinction is made with the darkish pink history for wintry weather and the pointy eco-friendly blades of grass for spring. The spare textual content bargains classes on colour, on chameleons, and on friendship. 2003 (orig. 1975), Alfred A. Knopf/Random condo Children's Books, and a while three to 6.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

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"Lionni's signature watercolors span the rainbow during this tale of a chameleon who, whereas looking for his identification, reveals a pal with whom he can percentage his changeable nature." —Publishers Weekly

"As appealing now because it used to be while first released in 1975." —Children's Literature

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