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A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

A Color of His Own (1975)

by Leo Lionni

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30 months - picked this up at the thrift store. It is a bit young for O but she seems to enjoy it anyway. This would be a good book for signing with baby. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
This book is about a chameleon who cannot find his place. He sees that everything has its own color, but he is constantly changing. He feels very lonely and isolated because he doesn't know his own identity. He tries to sit on a leaf for a while, but it changes colors and so does he. The chameleon is very lonely until he finds an older and wiser chameleon just like himself. When he finds a friend, his friend helps him to realize that friendship and companionship are more important than looking a certain way, and the two chameleons stick together forever. ( )
  carolinebartlett | Oct 8, 2015 |
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  MindyTran | Mar 19, 2015 |
Great book for students to show about acceptance and loving yourself. ( )
  magarcia | Nov 30, 2014 |
A great book to teach problem and solution to strengthen comprehension.This book has a great conclusion that touches the reader. I would engage my readers in readers response to start a discussion about this book. The main character learned that it was okay to be themselves. ( )
  Spinea1 | Nov 29, 2014 |
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Every animal has a color of its own. "Parrots are green, elephants are gray, pigs are pink." But chameleons change color wherever they go. "On lemons they are yellow. In the heather they are purple." One chameleon is not pleased with his changeable appearance. He thinks, "If I remain on a leaf, I shall be green forever, and so I too will have a color of my own." Of course, what he doesn't take into account is the changes wrought by autumn, and soon the green chameleon is yellow, then red, and then tumbled to the ground for the long black winter night. It isn't until he befriends another older, wiser chameleon that our hero begins to find inner peace, even as his outer surface is transformed again and again.

Leo Lionni, children's book creator extraordinaire, author of such beloved picture books as Frederick, Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, Swimmy, and Inch by Inch, all Caldecott Honor winners, introduces color concepts in an exquisite and touching story. This small board book edition of the classic tale of self-acceptance and friendship will be a favorite for toddlers and parents alike. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter

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A little chameleon is distressed that he doesn't have his own color like other animals.

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