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The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

The Mixed-Up Chameleon (edition 1988)

by Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)

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Title:The Mixed-Up Chameleon
Authors:Eric Carle
Other authors:Eric Carle (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1988), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Picture book, being yourself, animals, self-acceptance, colors, fiction

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The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

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A chameleon explores colors.
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 25, 2016 |
Another great book by Eric Carle. These books are great for children of any age because the illustration is so engaging. The colors bring them in and the plot is fantastic too. ( )
  alissanelson | Mar 9, 2016 |
I really liked this book. I always read it as a child. I read this to both of my students at Wolfe Street and they loved it! They loved the bright colors. I think that was the reason that they chose the book initially. Additionally , They liked the way that the book was different. It was not a typical book with pictures on every page and words. I had pages that had tabs at the end according to the animal that the chameleon decided he wanted to be. The color of the picture correlated with the animal. I also like the message. The purpose/ message was to encourage children to enjoy and be proud of who they are. Each child has strengths, and if we try to change ourselves, we will not be able to perform or own our strengths. ( )
  rcarpe4 | Feb 25, 2016 |
Genre: Fantasy

Media: Mixed Media, Paints, and Collage

Summary: This book is fantasy because it is about a chameleon changing his body based on what he sees living at the zoo. Everything on his body changes and then he realizes he cannot live the life he knows while being everything else
  alewis14 | Feb 17, 2016 |
The Mixed Up Chameleon Modern Fantasy
By Eric Carle

“The Mixed Up Chameleon” is a fabulous Eric Carle classic that not only is fun to read, but can also be used multiple ways to teach lessons on various skills. I love how Carle incorporates colors, shapes, animals, and the message of individuality to children. Each animal is depicted as a different color. For example, the fish is orange and the flamingo is pink. On the left side of each page are all the animals that the chameleon wishes to become so that the reader can refer back to the list of animals. There are a variety of animals that the chameleon wishes to become such as a seal and an elephant. In the pictures the chameleon then has seal flippers and an elephant head. When I read this to a group of kindergarten students they thought the chameleon wish various animal parts was hilarious and were eager to turn the page to see what animal he wished he was next. In the end the chameleon wants to catch a fly but cannot without his normal chameleon tongue. He wishes that he were back to his normal self and he turns back. The chameleon then realizes that he is happy being himself and does not wish to be any other animal. Children can learn that it is best to be themselves and they should not wish to be like others. Being unique is a great thing that children need to learn and can learn about through this picture book. ( )
  LBurro2 | Oct 20, 2015 |
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The chameleon's life was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only its color but its shape and size,too. When it saw the wonderful animals in the zoo, it immediately wanted to be like them — and ended up like all of them at once — with hilarious results.
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The chameleon's life was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only its color but its shape and size,too. When it saw the wonderful animals in the zoo, it immediately wanted to be like them -- and ended up like all of them at once -- with hilarious results.

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A bored chameleon wishes it could be more like all the other animals it sees, but soon decides it would rather just be itself. Cutouts along the edges of the pages display various animals and colors.

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