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By Leo Lionni

The fascinating tale of a chameleon looking for his personal colour, who finally ends up discovering a real friend.Elephants are grey. Pigs are red. simply the chameleon has no colour of his personal. he's crimson just like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then in the future a chameleon has an idea to stay one colour ceaselessly via 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 go back and forth jointly, he learns that companionship is extra vital than having a colour of his personal. irrespective of the place he is going along with his new buddy, they're going to 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 resourceful watercolor storybooks. a colour of His personal, now during this handy board e-book, doesn't disappoint. within the precise form of a grasp storyteller, Lionni provides 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" colour. decided to be one colour, he discover a eco-friendly leaf and remains there. yet because the seasons switch, so does the leaf, and so does the chameleon! whilst he befriends one other chameleon, he realizes they'll consistently be an identical colour in the event that they stick jointly. This newfound friendship is way extra significant than something else.

Preschoolers will get pleasure from the illustrations and fall in love with the lovely chameleon. Lionni makes use of little or no prose during this tale and manages to show 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 id, unearths a pal with whom he can proportion his changeable nature. a long time 3-5. (Sept.)

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

Children's Literature
Lionni's basic story of a disappointed chameleon who eventually unearths happiness is as desirable now because it used to be while first released in 1975. We meet the golf green parrot, the pink goldfish, the grey elephant, and the crimson pig; "All animals have a colour in their personal, apart from chameleons." Chameleons switch colour looking 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 pink and falls off the tree, leaving the chameleon black "in the lengthy iciness night." whilst he meets one other chameleon within the spring who will remain by means of his part and alter colour with him, he can ultimately reside "happily ever after." Watercolors on ready papers are used to chop the best of shapes caught on white pages. a robust distinction is made with the darkish pink heritage for iciness 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 long time 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, unearths a pal with whom he can proportion his changeable nature." —Publishers Weekly

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

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And I am going to ask him to send Toto and me back to Kansas," added Dorothy. " asked the Cowardly Lion. "Just as easily as he could give me brains," said the Scarecrow. "Or give me a heart," said the Tin Woodman. "Or send me back to Kansas," said Dorothy. " "You will be very welcome," answered Dorothy, "for you will help to keep away the other wild beasts. " So once more the little company set off upon the journey, the Lion walking with stately strides at Dorothy's side. Toto did not approve this new comrade at first, for he could not forget how nearly he had been crushed between the Lion's great jaws.

It must be inconvenient to be made of flesh," said the Scarecrow thoughtfully, "for you must sleep, and eat and drink. " They left the cottage and walked through the trees until they found a little spring of clear water, where Dorothy drank and bathed and ate her breakfast. She saw there was not much bread left in the basket, and the girl was thankful the Scarecrow did not have to eat anything, for there was scarcely enough for herself and Toto for the day. When she had finished her meal, and was about to go back to the road of yellow brick, she was startled to hear a deep groan near by.

Dorothy helped him over the fence, and they started along the path of yellow brick for the Emerald City. Toto did not like this addition to the party at first. He smelled around the stuffed man as if he suspected there might be a nest of rats in the straw, and he often growled in an unfriendly way at the Scarecrow. "Don't mind Toto," said Dorothy to her new friend. " "Oh, I'm not afraid," replied the Scarecrow. "He can't hurt the straw. Do let me carry that basket for you. I shall not mind it, for I can't get tired.

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