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Chameleon's Colors Paperback – April 1, 2007

4.3 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Book Description

 

What if lions had stripes and elephants had polka dots and . . . ?
 
Chameleon is tired of constantly changing colors. He blends in wherever he goes and no one ever sees him! Hippo, however, is envious of Chameleon. He would love to be a different color. Surprisingly, all of the other animals in the jungle would, too! So, Chameleon sets to work painting strips on the lion and polka-dots on the elephant. He uses every color and pattern under the sun. But, as the animals soon learn, changing their original appearance causes problems they never expected.
Chameleon is tired of blending in wherever he goes. How much fun it would be to paint himself—and everyone else—in checks and spots and stripes!
--This text refers to the Board book edition.

About the Author

Chisato Tashiro was born in Tokyo, Japan. She studied economics at Meiji Gakuin University and later studied the history of childrens picture books at a school in Takatanobaba. Her work has been exhibited at several shows in Japan. This is her first book for North-South.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: North-South Books; Reprint edition (April 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735821119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735821118
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.1 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #802,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Yes the pictures are really very nice and that is why I got this book. But the story is just horrible. This cute little chameleon starts out painting his hippo friend pink so they match ( he was by a pink flower at the time). Next he makes lots of paints and all the animals come and get painted. This makes a lovely picture in a two page spread but the Lion gets mad because he can no longer recognize his dinner. Other animals also get mad about being painted. So I am thinking...TAKE A BATH!!! but instead all the animals chase the chameleon to the edge of a cliff in anger! The exact words are " the angry animals chased Chameleon to the edge of a cliff. Trembling,Chameleon closed his eyes, turned the color of the rocks, and waited." I was horrified....what kind of kids book has the main characters friends try to run him off a cliff to his doom???? This is not a good children's book!!! Who ever publishes stuff like this for children?? Did they even read until the end or just look at the pictures? Luckily it rains and the animals get washed off so they don't kill the chameleon. But really, can he ever trust any of them again?? He probably had to move.
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This book has some great illustrations but the story it just horrible. You could not read this to a child. The chameleon's friends get angry and try to run him off a cliff and kill him. Who let this be published??? Not someone with small children.
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We own this book. It is a family favorite. The story theme is great...BE HAPPY IN YOUR OWN SKIN! The illustrations make this very memorable. And YES, now that my kids are a little older, we have an actual pet chameleon that looks just like the one in this book! I'm getting a copy for a friend who is just beginning her own collection of children's books.
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This book definitely has great drawings and fun colors. For those who don't like the story because it's too violent, have you ever read (the real) Grimm Fairy tales?! My baby is not old enough to tell me if she's scared of this book or not, so I can't say whether it's too scary or violent, but I think there can be a lesson about appreciating who you are, just the way you are. So far, she likes the pictures. I grew up with the original Grimm Fairy tales, and they are WAY scarier.
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By bill bumbera on January 30, 2013
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I bought it to use in my elementary art school class. I worked great with teaching second graders about colors and color mixing.
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I have many many many baby books and this is one of my favorites to read to my son. He is 3 months old and LOVES looking at the pictures. Its also fun for me to read too because its just so cute!
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This book was so bright and vibrant. It was packed very nicely. My son read this book a few times and cannot wait to do more business with you in the future
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