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Blue Chameleon

Written by Emily Gravett

Illustrated by Emily Gravett

Featured Books for 3+ readers Animals

LoveReading View on Blue Chameleon

Prize winning illustrator Emily Gravett triumphs again in her witty story of how a lonely chameleon does what he does best in a desperate attempt to make a new friend. Changing colour comes naturally to the blue chameleon so he tries yellow and says hi to a banana, pink to greet a cockatoo, brown to say Howdy to a handsome cowboy boot… Nothing seems to work until the triumphant and delightful final spread when the chameleon finds another chameleon – just like him! ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Blue Chameleon Synopsis

This chameleon can turn into anything and appear to fit in anywhere, but it seems that neither the swirly snail, the green grasshopper nor the stripy sock want to be friends. Will the chameleon ever find someone to talk to? With a subtle and witty interplay between words and illustrations Emily Gravett's Blue Chameleon is an introduction to colours and shapes (and chameleons!) which is sure to delight readers of all ages.

Blue Chameleon is another triumph by award-winning Emily Gravett.

Blue Chameleon Press Reviews

A glorious exploration of colours and shapes * Guardian *

Readers of all ages will be charmed by the chameleon's changes of heart and hue * Observer *

Wittily says all that needs to be said about the complexities of meeting people and making friends * Guardian *

Sure to delight children and adults alike * Scotsman *

Review of ‘Blue Chameleon’ by Books for Keeps [4 stars]

Gravett’s affinity with the picture book form is evident once again in this latest offering. Less elaborate than many of her ideas, this one focuses on playful visual dialogue across each double-page spread as our flexible friend takes on the characteristics of various objects and creatures before revealing his true identity. This is a book that works on several levels. Best of all, it is an introduction to shapes and colours, visual thinking. Elegantly designed with plenty of white space, including subtle use of spot lamination, this is one of Gravett’s best books to date.   

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ISBN: 9781509841264
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780330518758
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
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Publication date: 05/02/2010
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509841264
Publication date: 11th January 2018
Author: Emily Gravett
Illustrator: Emily Gravett
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Genres: Animals

About Emily Gravett

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors.     Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves, in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and The Odd Egg and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for ...

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