The chameleon is indeed one fascinating creature. It’s the first creature that comes to my mind when you talk about camouflage. It is truly interesting in its ability to adapt to its environment. Don’t you also sometimes wish we can change colors when we want to hide from others?
Apparently, chameleons change colors according to temperature and emotions. They tend to show darker colors when angered. I guess this ability to change colors is one of the reasons why the chameleon makes an interesting protagonist in this story book called “The Mixed-Up Chameleon” by Eric Carle.
If you haven’t read it, I recommend that you do. I’ve read the book to my daughter and to a few other children over the years, and they all loved the book. Plus, it teaches a valuable lesson in knowing oneself and liking who you are.
I recommend this book. This is a good book to teach children about the chameleon, about colors and different body parts of animals. It’s a wonderful story about the chameleon who wanted to be everything, but ends up realizing that it is perfect as it is. Indeed such a good lesson to learn.
The Mixed-Up Chameleon on YouTube
Eric Carle is a children’s book author and illustrator who has illustrated over 70 books. Many of his books are bestsellers, including the most famous The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Visit Amazon’s Eric Carle page for more about him and his works. Also, check out his other books below.