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Chameleon, Chameleon

Chameleon, Chameleon
Author: Joy Cowley
ISBN 13: 9780439666534
ISBN 10: 439666538
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
List Price: $18.99

Experience close-up the many moods (and colors) of chameleons. One brave chameleon ventures from the safety of his tree in search of a new home. On his journey, he meets other rain forest animals, not all of them friendly! Alas, the new tree he chooses is already home to another chameleon. She dons her aggressive coloring until she's sure that the visitor is friend, not foe. Then they welcome each other with brilliant, happy colors.Incredible photographs and simple text perfect for young children is rounded out with informative backmatter on one of the planet's most captivating creatures.

Lisa B. C. O'Connell - Children's Literature

This book allows children to see a chameleon up close through the use of its incredible photographs. It is a story with few words as the photos colorfully tell the story. The photos follow a male panther chameleon on a typical day's adventure. This type of chameleon is native to the tropical rain forests of Madagascar. The chameleon leaves the safety of a tree in search of food. He has to be very careful as he is now easy prey. On his cautious journey he encounters a gecko, two tiny chameleons, a tiny frog, a scorpion, and a big caterpillar—food! Through the use of photos it is easy to see how the chameleon changes colors depending on its mood. There is a "Did You Know?" section that describes the chameleon in greater detail. A note from the photographer explains how the photos were taken. This book would be a wonderful addition to any elementary school's library or science curriculum. 2005, Scholastic, Ages 5 to 8.