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Howard B. Wigglebottom Blends in Like Chameleons: A Fable About Belonging Hardcover – September 1, 2011
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They were good examples of ADD & ADHD behaviors that go on in many classrooms daily. Lessons on tolerance and friendship were taught. It opens up to great discussion on how everybody is different but special. -- Donna Dunbar, Venice, Florida
We love all the Howard B. Wigglebottom books. Illustrations are awesome and in each there are valuable lessons.- --Special Needs Book Review
Howard B. Wigglebottom Blends in Like Chameleons teaches kids the importance of following social cues, in an effort to fit into groups. However, as the last picture suggests, maintaining one s unique personality is still encouraged. and kids aren t told to conform to the point they lose themselves in the group. A discussion guide is also provided for further classroom conversation. --Alice Berger, Berger s Book Review
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Susan F. Cornelison is a full time illustrator living in St. Charles, Iowa.
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I thought from the high reviews that this was going to be a great book for kids who had a little trouble sitting still and following rules. I thought it would be a good lesson, in some regards I like it but in other areas it is just awkward..
The main character befriends the trouble maker despite what other people thought and wanted to help his new friend fit in.
The troublemaker speaks openly to his mom about getting in trouble and no one at school liking him.
*The main character says he wants school to go back to normal like before his new friend started making trouble. (The wording was awkward)
*The book goes too far in telling children to fit in just like the other children just like a chameleon.
OK, but don't imply that you can't be an individual.
*Random adults yell at the troublemaker, supposedly his chameleons get out at school, somehow make it all the way to a store and the boy is blamed for them being in the store.
My boys (age 3 and 5 mind you) asked me how the chameleon got to the store all by themselves and why Joey got in trouble if the chameleons walked to the store by themselves.
*They really play up this theme that because he does not "fit in" no one likes him, not even adults.
*In the end the main character actually breaks the rules to help his friend feel like he "fits in" better.
So....there goes the whole idea of following rules, my boys asked if they both break the rules isn't that bad too? YES!
Definitely a mixed message.Read more ›
My son is four years old, and he loved this book. One thing he was just tickled about was the book was signed! He tells everyone that Howard the bunny signed his book. He can identify with Joey in many ways when it comes to sharing, and having trouble following directions. This is a wonderful story about fitting in and letting others help you succeed in the process. It was very heart warming, and most children can identify easily with this book. It's especially great for younger children who are still in the process of finding their unique personality which can sometimes frustrate them and make them act out when they are left misunderstood. Not only is it full of compassionate lessons children can learn easily from, there is a fun feature that makes this book uniquely interactive. On all the pages where the chameleons are hiding you can help spot them. This keeps children absorbed in the book, and teaches great focusing skills. It's a really fun "hide and seek" game that keeps young children immersed in the pages easily. We also really loved that the illustrations are plentiful, colorful, and very well detailed. For young children who love illustrations and enjoy pictures that is a huge plus.Read more ›
The book tackles the following issues:
"There must be something wrong with me"
"Sympathy and Empathy"
"When we long to belong
"Peace and Calm"
This is a must read for any child! The illistrations are wonderful. My son enjoyed finding the "hiding" chameleons.
This is not the only book in this collection! There are 10 educator endorsed books (and 1 in the works) are suggested for ages 3-8 but they are a joy to read even as an adult.
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Everyone wants to fit in. This book showed my Second Grade students how to do that. They love them and got our Librarian to get some for them to check out from our school.Published on April 26, 2013 by Piping Plover
This book is so cute and it explains about a child who has adhd. My son has adhd and I got this book to read with him about his adhd. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Heather Jasinski