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. This board book edition is the perfect size for small hands and features sturdy pages.
This book can be used as a read aloud to reinforce how everyone is unique just being themselves. If we try to be too many things, we can get confused and not remember what it’s like to just be ourselves. Even though the chameleon thought it would be happier being something else, it discovered that it was instead happier in it’s own identity. Children can make connections to the text through teacher-led questions including: Do you sometimes wish you have things that other people have, like the chameleon did with the other animals? Is the chameleon happy when it gets everything it thinks it wants?