Chameleon is in a terrible color muddle. His colors simply won't work. Without his camouflage, he can't hide. But oh look! Here come Monkey and Meercat to save the day...
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- 10.70(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.37(d)
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Chameleon's Crazy Colors based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
I was looking for something to cheer up my ill 2-yr-old grandson. The artwork of Chameleon's Crazy Colors caught my eye. As I began the book, I was charmed by both the storyline and the bright colors. But by the end of the story, I was no longer charmed. Basically, this story teaches the concept of lying to get out of a problem situation--not something I want to pass on to my grandchildren! So if I had to rate this on illustrations only, it would have been a 5 star. On the story, 0. I'll look for other books illustrated by Michael Terry and hope the storyline is better.
Of all of her (many) books, my baby daughter LOVES this book most (or next to most). Without prompting, her Nana observed that she LOVES it too - she thumps her legs, turns the pages and is enraptured over and again (often several times each day). (She does not respond this way to all of her books). The book is beautifully illustrated, with warm-faced characters and vivid colors. The story itself teaches how good friends work to help one another and how ingenuity saves the day. Enjoy!
This is a picture book, so I'll address the pictures first. The chameleon is nicely drawn, but the details and other characters show the limitations and inconsistencies of the artist. If you look at the cover you'll see the chameleon's feet drawn like mittens. It's not really an integrated drawing--and that's the big image used to sell the book. The end papers are nicer. The writing is equaling lacking: a good premise, but not thought through and tweaked to actually make it a good book. The sort of book you get in a discount bin at the grocery store, printed by a low-end house to benefit from the PR of a better known "chameleon book." The two stars is because it's relatively benign, as long as you're willing to sit and explain the failings to your children--but not the sort of book you'd want as your child's favorite.