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The Mixed-Up Chameleon

The Mixed-Up Chameleon

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by Eric Carle

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A chameleon learns that it can change size and shape, as well as color, but finds that its own shape is the best for it.

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The Mixed-Up Chameleon 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Mom2sassypants More than 1 year ago
I wasn't too sure about this book when I first thumbed through it. We checked it out from the library but after several renewals had to purchase a copy. My three-year-old absolutely loves it. She loves commenting on all of the parts he adds when wishing to be different things and hooting about how "he is sooo mixed up!" The tabbed pages allow her to basically read the story to herself after hearing it several times. I babysat several kids up to age 5 and took this book. They all loved it and we had to read it again. Then we made our own mixed-up chameleons. I traced the chameleon on to cardstock for them. They painted the chameleon all different colors and then glued on items like feathers, pipe-cleaners, little pom-poms, googly eyes etc to make him all mixed-up. The final touch was a ribbon for his tongue. The craft was a hit. I think the book has touched on important concepts about self-image and liking yourself just as you are for my daughter. It also gave us an avenue to discuss how animals and people have different attributes that make them unique and special. We can admire someone elses attributes - but that we can't always possess the same ones.
ksnapier475 More than 1 year ago
Eric Carle has such a gift for creating books which reach children's imagination. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is just such a book. In this book a little chameleon is not happy with his life, so he wishes for different traits of different animals. In the end though this did not make him happy. To be happy, he just needed to see what was the best things about himself. My granddaughter and I read this book over and over again on a visit. At 2 1/2 she was practically reading the book with me. I cannot recommend this book any higher to all readers with young ones. I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was very colorful and seemed very age appropriate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the part were where he turned into a polor bear. That was really cool that his wish came true. It was very entertaining. It teaches you a lesson to be yourself.