A Color of His Own

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Random House Children's Books, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 30 pages
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Now available in a board book edition, the charming story of a chameleon searching for his own color, who ends up finding a true friend.
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.
Colorful illustrations and spare prose make this charming love story perfect for a board book edition to introduce the heartwarming fables of Lionni to toddlers.

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User Review  - Kiana Gerard - Goodreads

Leo Lionni's A Color of His Own is a very brief picture book about making friends and being yourself. Lionni begins the book by saying that every animal has their own color. Elephants will be gray and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Victoria Hawkins - Goodreads

In the book, A color of his own, by Leo Lionni, expresses that it is okay to be different. In the story it shows that the chameleon was upset that he did not have an original color like the other ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor winner--for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and  Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy.

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