The Colourblind Chameleon

The Colourblind Chameleon

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148972204
Publisher: Squidgy Face Books
Publication date: 11/17/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Laura Kantor, Author of The Colourblind Chameleon and Founder of Squidgy Face Books, grew up in Coventry, England, but has spent the last few years living overseas in Canada, Australia and now Singapore. In her free time she loves to travel, bake and write (of course!).
Laura's writing is inspired by people she knows, with many characters based upon her family and friends (much to their horror/delight!). Her work stars animals who don't necessarily fit in with the rest, and the key message in each of these stories is that being is a good thing!

Early in 2013, Laura decided to self publish her own stories, and set up Squidgy Face Books (, teaming up with Sarah Ray who was the perfect illustrator to bring her stories to life. A year of very late nights, lots of coffee and extremely long weekends later and their first release, The Colourblind Chameleon, is ready to bring some colour and fun to squidgy faces around the world!

Sarah Ray, the illustrator of The Colourblind Chameleon grew up in the Herefordshire countryside where she gathered lots of inspiration for her drawings. Animals feature frequently in her work and she enjoys giving them human attributes.

This is Sarah’s first children’s book, after working with a variety of clients on commissioned illustration. She also has her own range of award winning greeting’s cards which she sells across the UK, http://

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The Colourblind Chameleon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
bamauthor More than 1 year ago
This book exposes the plight of a colourblind chameleon who lives in the Amazon forest. As he journeys through forests, valleys, and waterways, this poor creature is unable to camouflage himself in the environment like his fellow chameleons. While his friends simply change to green when hiding in the forest or blue when it rains, he explodes into colors like purple or even worse, might accidentally transform into polka dots and stripes. Not only is he different, but he cannot control himself because he is unable to realize what color is being projected. What a dilemma for a creature whose strength is to be able to blend in; all this chameleon is able to do is stand out! Will this little chameleon be condemned to be an outcast? Not a chance. One day he comes across a suitcase whose contents have been strewn all over the landscape. He does indeed find clothes and accessories that he can use to transform himself. When some of his chameleon friends drop by to visit, they get an unexpected surprise as well. The illustrations in this short book are very colourful just like our friend, the colourblind chameleon. They are drawn in a non-traditional format as the book does not follow the same pattern page by page. In fact, many of the pages look very similar to a comic book or children’s graphic novel. This should not pose a problem for children who are independent readers, but might be difficult for a younger child to follow. Still the text is not difficult and most children age six and up will be able to master it. Children will grasp the lesson that being different or having a disability might appear to be a difficult challenge, but that persistence and good will toward others will enable one to succeed. Take a peek at our colourblind chameleon friend’s short story. You and your child will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't usually write reviews but felt compelled to after reading this. The book is colourful, funny and super cute!! A really lovely message about being different and special and just the sort of thing I like to share with my kids (who loved it by the way)!