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  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

You'd think the chameleon's ability to change his hue would afford a splendid chance for a dazzling Lionni display, and even his engaging little story—of one particular chameleon who longs for a ... Read full review

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User Review  - deckthehols - Overstock.com

This is a sweet book about a chameleon figuring out he can be happy with who he is and about the importance of lifelong friendships. I gave it to a lifelong friend for a birthday gift. Our kids love it too. Bright colors and simple text make it pleasing for everyone. Read full review

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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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