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. in simple terms 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 someday a chameleon has an concept to stay one colour perpetually through staying at the greenest leaf he can locate. yet within the autumn, the leaf alterations from eco-friendly to yellow to purple . . . and so does the chameleon. whilst one other chameleon indicates they shuttle jointly, he learns that companionship is extra vital than having a colour of his personal. irrespective of the place he is going together with his new buddy, they're going to consistently 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 creative watercolor storybooks. a colour of His personal, now during this handy board publication, doesn't disappoint. within the real variety of a grasp storyteller, Lionni provides a truly lovely chameleon with a distressing challenge. regardless 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" color. made up our minds to be one colour, he discover a eco-friendly leaf and remains there. yet because the seasons swap, so does the leaf, and so does the chameleon! while he befriends one other chameleon, he realizes they are going to continuously be a similar colour in the event that they stick jointly. This newfound friendship is much extra significant than something else.
Preschoolers will have fun with the illustrations and fall in love with the cute chameleon. Lionni makes use of little or no prose during this tale and manages to express this excellent 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 identification, unearths a chum with whom he can percentage his changeable nature. a while 3-5. (Sept.)
Of the unique version of a colour of His personal through Leo Lionni (1975), PW wrote, "Lionni's signature watercolors span the rainbow during this tale of a chameleon who, whereas looking for his id, reveals a chum with whom he can proportion his changeable nature." Copyright 2006 Reed enterprise Information.
Lionni's easy story of a disenchanted chameleon who eventually reveals happiness is as beautiful now because it was once while first released in 1975. We meet the golf green parrot, the crimson goldfish, the grey elephant, and the crimson pig; "All animals have a colour in their personal, aside from chameleons." Chameleons switch colour counting 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 crimson 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 via his aspect and alter colour with him, he can eventually 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 crimson heritage for wintry weather and the pointy eco-friendly blades of grass for spring. The spare textual content deals classes on colour, on chameleons, and on friendship. 2003 (orig. 1975), Alfred A. Knopf/Random apartment 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 id, unearths a pal with whom he can percentage his changeable nature." —Publishers Weekly
"As attractive now because it was once whilst first released in 1975." —Children's Literature
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A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni