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    A Color of His Own

    A Color of His Own

    by Leo Lionni and Leo Lionni

    There's something spectacular about Big Book versions of great children's stories. Both kids and adults love to touch and hold these oversized classics and savor the detail of the illustrations.

    All creatures have a color of their own…except for chameleons, and this sad fellow wants a color of his own. By four-time Caldecott honoree Leo Lionni.

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    Teaching With Favorite Leo Lionni Books

    Teaching With Favorite Leo Lionni Books

    by Kathleen M. Hollenbeck

    Frederick, Swimmy, Fish Is Fish . . . Use the timeless tales of Leo Lionni to help children learn ways to handle difficult situations, develop cooperative skills, and build self-esteem. This idea-packed resource of creative and engaging activities, games, art projects, and hands-on reproducibles will help children experience and extend the messages in favorite Leo Lionni books. Includes lessons that explore story elements, build vocabulary, teach descriptive writing, extend to math, science, social studies, and more!

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A Color of His Own

Author: Leo Lionni

Illustrator: Leo Lionni

Interest Level:
K-2

Lexile Framework:
640L

Grade Level Equivalent:
2.8

Guided Reading Level:
F

Age:
5-7

Subject:
Colors, Individuality, Reptiles and Amphibians, Friends and Friendship

About This Book

Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Tigers have black and orange stripes. It seems that every animal has its own distinctive color, except the chameleon. And that makes the little chameleon hero of this picture book very sad. Every time he moves, he changes color! So, wanting nothing more than a color to call his own, he decides to stay in one place forever: on the greenest leaf he can find. At last the chameleon is happy...until autumn comes, and the leaf changes from green to yellow to red. Finally, another chameleon arrives, and suggests they travel together. The two set off for a new life of multicolored adventure as friends.

Leo Lionni is the beloved creator of more than 40 books for children, four of which have been named Caldecott Honor Books. His bright illustrations vibrate with each of the chameleon's many colors, illuminating this heartfelt tale. A Color of His Own , like many of Lionni's other stories, works well both as a picture book and as an original fable with a subtle message for children: that true identity comes from who you are inside.


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