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Chameleon, Chameleon (edition 2005)

by Joy Cowley, Nic Bishop (Photographer)

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Title:Chameleon, Chameleon
Authors:Joy Cowley
Other authors:Nic Bishop (Photographer)
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This is a great book that shows the day in the life of a Chameleon in it's natural habitat. It shows how they have to defend themselves, how they hunt for food, and make friends. The book is accompanied by gorgeous real life pictures. ( )
  Jordanlaine | Apr 30, 2014 |
The photographs in this nonfiction “picture” book are captivating. With frame-by-frame action-packed close-ups, readers are immersed in the world of the chameleon and his neighbors — and from these photos and the accompanying (sparse) text will learn loads of information without even realizing they are reading a book that’s supposed to be telling them something. In this way, the book could be a great mentor text, to get students thinking about the unorthodox ways the books is successful as an expository text. For example, there is a two-page “Did You Know?” spread at the end that presents more information about chameleons in a more traditional text format. Readers could compare and contrast these formats, noticing what the photo spreads tell readers, what is left out, and where readers have to make inferences — and in those cases, how the photos supports readers to be successful. Students could be given questions to encourage them to be metacognitive about their own responses as readers to these different presentations of the content, and to think about using the strategies they notice for their own writing. In addition, there are also novel things happening with point of view. Mostly told in third person, there are questions posed that could be the chameleon’s own. Students could use this a model to test the effect of informational text presented in the first person from an animal or object. Students could also use the book as inspiration to create their own photography or multi-media informational projects. Depending on the depth of these activities, the book could be used across grades from elementary to secondary school.

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  Anthony2013 | Feb 13, 2013 |
Wonderful photographs document a day in the life of a chameleon. This book has beautiful pictures, simple text and is very engaging. ( )
  ashoemak | Jan 29, 2013 |
The life of a chameleon is very interesting. I thought all chameleons changed color for protection. This book had colorful photo's and said that they only change colors depending on how they are feeling. It was cool to see the chameleon as he caught his food and ate it. ( )
  bekeelen | Jan 23, 2013 |
This book is about a chameleon's journey to his new home in a tree. He travels through the woods to get to his new home and along the way he uses other animals to disguise himself. The lesson I would teach would be so kids can learn about how some animals adapt to their surroundings to survive in the wild, this will give them incite to how chameleon's can change colors to adapt. Fun concepts an book for a third grade classroom.
  liss2 | Dec 7, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439666538, Hardcover)

This companion to award-winning RED-EYED TREE FROG gives young readers an amazing close-up view of the colorful, quirky chameleon.

Experience close-up the many moods (and colors) of chameleons. One brave chameleon ventures from the safety of his tree in search of a new home. On his journey, he meets other rain forest animals, not all of them friendly! Alas, the new tree he chooses is already home to another chameleon. She dons her aggressive coloring until she's sure that the visitor is friend, not foe. Then they welcome each other with brilliant, happy colors.
Incredible photographs and simple text perfect for young children is rounded out with informative backmatter on one of the planet's most captivating creatures.

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Experience close-up the many moods (and colors) of chameleons. One brave chameleon ventures from the safety of his tree in search of a new home. On his journey, he meets other rain forest animals, not all of them friendly! Alas, the new tree he chooses is already home to another chameleon. She dons her aggressive coloring until she's sure that the visitor is friend, not foe. Then they welcome each other with brilliant, happy colors. Incredible photographs and simple text perfect for young children is rounded out with informative backmatter on one of the planet's most captivating creatures.… (more)

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