Blue Chameleon (Hardcover)

By Emily Gravett, Emily Gravett (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781442419582, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2011

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Chameleon can turn himself into anything and appear to fit in anywhere, but it seems that neither the swirly snail, the green grasshopper nor the striped sock want to be friends. Will he ever find someone to talk to? Someone just like him?

With a subtle and witty interplay between words and illustrations this introduction to colors and shapes (and chameleons!) is sure to delight kids of all ages.


About the Author

Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of Matilda’s CatAgain!Wolf Won’t Bite!Blue ChameleonThe Odd EggThe Rabbit ProblemDogsSpellsLittle Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Little Mouse’s Big Book of BeastsMonkey and Me, Meerkat Mail, Tidy, and Old Hat. Her first book, Wolves, was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. Her second book, Orange Pear Apple Bear, was a Quills Award finalist, on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.

Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of Matilda’s CatAgain!Wolf Won’t Bite!Blue ChameleonThe Odd EggThe Rabbit ProblemDogsSpellsLittle Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Little Mouse’s Big Book of BeastsMonkey and Me, Meerkat Mail, Tidy, and Old Hat. Her first book, Wolves, was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. Her second book, Orange Pear Apple Bear, was a Quills Award finalist, on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.


Praise For Blue Chameleon

"As always, Gravett's art charms; colored pencil lines on rough paper give the pages warmth, and the chameleon's "disguises" repay attention as readers spot similarities to and differences from the things the chameleon mimics."--Publishers Weekly

"This elaboration of the simplest of concepts suggests multiple uses, from exploring the moods in the spare, expressive art to recapturing the events, and the minimal dialogue, in dramatic play."--The Horn Book

"Both chameleons and friendship populate children's picture books liberally, but this one's well worth adding to the shelf."--Kirkus Reviews

"A clever concept book with emotional punch and magnificent art is a rare treat. In Gravett’s latest triumph, readers meet a despondent chameleon...While the simple text is appropriate for toddlers, the book is clever enough for older children to enjoy. Gravett’s design and art are exceptional."--School Library Journal