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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.

Colorful illustrations and spare prose make this story of friendship perfect for a board book edition to introduce simple color concepts to toddlers.

Book Details:
  • Format: Board Book
  • Publication Date: 11/14/2000
  • Pages: 30
  • Reading Level: Age 3 and Up

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Popularity: #126 in Animals, #166 in Storytime
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A Color Of His Own (Board Book)

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Not as good as I thought :/

By Sarah

from La

Verified Buyer



    • Confusing
    • Not What I Expected

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      Comments about A Color Of His Own (Board Book):

      Some (not all) of the words and illustrations didn't match up. Ex: a gray elephant looked like it was red. A green lizard looked orange. There was only a few pages like this, but I bought it to help teach colors and I think it will be very confusing. Pages came stuck together, but easily came apart without messing anything up. One comer was messed up a little when the book came in.


      cute book and story

      By Kerbear

      from Edgewater, FL

      About Me Casual Reader

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      • Easy To Understand
      • Well Written


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        • Younger Readers

        Comments about A Color Of His Own (Board Book):

        my toddlers love this book. cute and great illustrations

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