Chamelia by Ethan Long
  

Chamelia

Written by Ethan Long
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Chamelia by Ethan Long

Most chameleons like to blend in. But not Chamelia.When others zig...Chamelia zags. Like most chameleons, Chamelia is constantly changing her look. But instead of blending in, Chamelia prefers to stand out. She's committed to her bold, fashion forward outfits - accented by fabric collage elements - despite the disparaging looks they inspire from her classmates. But when outrageous ensembles keep Chamelia from participating in her favourite activities, what's a chameleon to do? Find a new way to shine, of course! Chamelia ultimately learns that it's not her clothes that make her a star; it's her sparkling personality. With vibrant colours and plenty of patterns, Chamelia is an endearing new picture book character sure to appeal to fashion-forward fans of Ladybug Girl, Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes, and all things leopard-print.

Reviews

This is a great story for reading aloud and for beginning readers. --Library Media Connection Will leave children talking about the rewards and challenges of being yourself. --Booklist Long (One Drowsy Dragon) puts his finger on an intriguing issue: how does one cope with the simultaneous yet polar pulls of individuality and belonging? --Publishers Weekly Chamelia's fabulous frocks and cute obliviousness to her sometimes estranging individuality make her an endearing, original character. --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Ethan Long is the author of the Tickle the Duck! books, and has illustrated a number of other children's books. He based the character of Chamelia on his wife; she likes to dress-up too. Ethan lives with his wife, three children, and many pets in Orlando

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Ethan Long
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Publisher

Little, Brown Young Readers an imprint of Little, Brown & Company

Publication date

3rd May 2011

ISBN

9780316086127


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