The Mixed-Up Chameleon

The Mixed-Up Chameleon

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by Eric Carle
     
 

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The chameleon's life was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only its color but its shape and size,too. When it saw the wonderful animals in the zoo, it immediately wanted to be like them — and ended up like all of them at once — with hilarious results.

Overview

The chameleon's life was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only its color but its shape and size,too. When it saw the wonderful animals in the zoo, it immediately wanted to be like them — and ended up like all of them at once — with hilarious results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064431620
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/1988
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
60,358
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile:
AD450L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.

Eric Carle es el creador de más de setenta libros ilustrados para niños.

Nació en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis años de edad se trasladó con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Künste de Stuttgart, logró cumplir su sueño de regresar a Nueva York.

Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportación global a la literatura y a la ilustración infantil.

En 2002, cincuenta años después de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguró en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, además de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen número de originales de los más destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.

Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.

Eric Carle es el creador de más de setenta libros ilustrados para niños.

Nació en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis años de edad se trasladó con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Künste de Stuttgart, logró cumplir su sueño de regresar a Nueva York.

Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportación global a la literatura y a la ilustración infantil.

En 2002, cincuenta años después de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguró en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, además de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen número de originales de los más destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
Date of Birth:
June 25, 1929
Place of Birth:
Syracuse, New York
Education:
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50
Website:
http://www.eric-carle.com/

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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 8 months 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.