A Color of His Own

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Random House Children's Books, Sep 28, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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.

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This book has to do with finding where he belongs and learns that his skin belongs where he wants it to belong. It shows that it is okay to be different and stay where he feels the most comfortable. Read full review

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This is a picture book about a little chameleon. In the book he realizes that other animals have a color but he does not because he is always changing. Throughout the book he goes through different ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than forty highly acclaimed children’s books. An internationally known designer, illustrator, graphic artist, and children’s book author, he was born in 1910 in Holland and came to the United States in 1939. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal, was a four-time Caldecott Honor winner—for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse—and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award. Leo Lionni died in October 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of eighty-nine.

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