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The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

394772The Mixed Up Chameleon
Eric Carle
1984 Crowell
ISBN – 978-0064431620
Genre – Picture Book
Age – Toddler, Preschool
4.5 Stars
There was a chameleon sitting on a shiny green leaf. He was green so you could barely see him. When he moved around he changed colors. On the branches he was brownish, on the flower he was reddish, and on the sand he was yellowish. Then one day he went to the zoo. He saw all kinds of animals that were different from him, and he wanted to be like them. Slowly he transformed with every animal he saw into a crazy hybrid. In the end he realized that he was happy being just like him.

So Eric Carle, yeah that’s all I need to say on illustrations. He is also brilliant for creating books that teach literacy in some form or another. In this one we get to learn how to identify all different kinds of animals and what make them special. I also enjoy that in many of his books, the corner of the page is has some way of identifying what is on the current and past pages. Overall, it is classic Carle, funny, beautiful, and educational!


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