A Color of His Own

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Random House Children's Books, Sep 28, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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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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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Hmm. The message is that we all need a best friend who is just like us? Well, at least at doesn't hit one over the head with a clear-cut lesson. But my interpretation of the theme is not one I agree with. And Lionni has def. done better artwork. Read full review

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User Review  - Spinea1 - LibraryThing

A great book to teach problem and solution to strengthen comprehension.This book has a great conclusion that touches the reader. I would engage my readers in readers response to start a discussion about this book. The main character learned that it was okay to be themselves. Read full review

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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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