Chamelia and the New Kid in Class (Hardcover)

By Ethan Long

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316210423, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2013

List Price: 16.99*
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Chamelia is a chameleon who loves to stand out in a crowd. She's always the star of the show, especially at school. But when a new kid in class becomes the center of attention, Chamelia feels left out. Can she figure out how to beat her competition? Or will she learn to share the spotlight and make a new best friend?

Join the fabulous Chamelia in this funny and charming story about friendship, school, and the true meaning of being a star!

About the Author

Ethan Long enjoyed writing the first Chamelia book so much, he decided to create another one. As well as being the author and illustrator of many other children's books, he is also the creator of the animated series Tasty Time with Zefronk, currently airing on Disney Junior. He lives with his wife, Heather, his three children in sunny Orlando, Florida. His website is

Praise For Chamelia and the New Kid in Class

Praise for Chamelia and the New Kid in Class:
A 2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist

"Long makes Chamelia, and now Cooper as well, pop off the pages with collaged, fabric-patterned clothing...His characters are expressive to the nth degree...Chamelia's upturned snout speaks volumes"

Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Chamelia:
An L.A. Times summer reading pick

"The clever incorporation of actual textile, as busy and vibrant as Chamelia herself, invigorates... she is one unique lizard."—Kirkus

"The reader will be delighted by the different outfits that Chamelia chooses to wear... This is great story for reading aloud and for beginning readers."—Library Media Connection

"His digitally collaged pictures, which are composed along a single, stagelike plane, have comic energy."—Publishers Weekly