The Mixed-up Chameleon

The Mixed-up Chameleon

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A bored chameleon wishes it could be more like all the other animals it sees, but soon decides it would rather just be itself. Cutouts along the edges of the pages display various animals and colors.


From Eric Carle, the New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, comes a colorful and inventive book about a changing chameleon that wants to be a little bit of everything.

There once was a small green chameleon that wished to be handsome like a flamingo, smart like a fox, and funny like a seal. But with each transformation in size, shape, and color, the chameleon learns that maybe being yourself is best of all!

The Mixed-Up Chameleon is sure to delight little readers with its interactive art, funny antics, and heartwarming message.

& Taylor

A chameleon changes more than just its color when it takes on the characteristics of animals seen in the zoo

Publisher: New York: Thomas Y. Crowell c1975
ISBN: 9780690043969
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) ; cm


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VaughanPLKelly May 28, 2017

A chameleon has an identity crisis when it visits a zoo and wants to be like the other animals. Ultimately, it realizes it just wants to be itself. Carle's signature style is playful as the chameleon adds on different parts of other animals. Recommended to begin conversations with children about why it's great to be yourself.

Jun 02, 2016

I find this one a little weird... but my 2 year old loves it... and that's what counts!

green_bear_966 Jun 05, 2014

Short and sweet... :)

Jul 06, 2010

My 5 years old and I absolutely love this book. We giggled with every pages!

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Jun 02, 2016

rtnikko thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over


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