Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett
A beautiful picturebook artist to mark my first review of 2013!
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Poor Chameleon! All he wants is a friend, but he can’t seem to find one. He does find a stripy sock though, and a green cricket, and even a yellow banana, but no matter how he mimics them, not a one of them will be his friend. That is until he meets another chameleon, and it doesn’t matter what colour they are, colour-changing rainbow-shaded chameleons can definately be best friends!
Absolutely gorgeous (as ever) from Gravett, the illustrations are lovely soft pencil drawings, and I’m especially fond of the ways the chameleon curls himself into positions to mimic whatever object or creature he’s found. Fantastic for little ones to learn the colours, the story is rather short and might leave slightly older children clamouring for more. It’s not an ideal bedtime story but as far as I’m concerned though, Gravett can do no wrong. No she can’t. No, she reallycan’t. And neither can her chameleon.
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