A Color of His Own

A Color of His Own

Book - 2003
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The charming story of a chameleon searching for his own color, who ends up finding a true friend. Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2003.
ISBN: 9780375936975
Branch Call Number: JP Lionn
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 x 21 cm


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VaughanPLSarahN May 08, 2017

Lovely story about finding your place in the world that also teaches colours.

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JCLBeckyC Sep 20, 2018

This artful picture book is a great example of our 6 by 6 skill, "Talk, Talk, Talk." Children hear more new words when you read books – about three times more than in normal conversation. When you come to a word that your child isn’t familiar with, such as chameleon, don’t substitute with an easier word. Not only will this book help your child learn new words, but it offers a fun way to talk about different colors, their various shades, and how trees turn various colors with each season.

VaughanPLSarahN May 08, 2017

Lovely story about finding your place in the world that also teaches colours.

Jan 05, 2014

Great book that teaches the young ones that it's ok to strive for individuality.

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