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Leon the Chameleon - WATT  MELANIE

Leon the Chameleon

Paperback

Published: 1st March 2014
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
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Leon the chameleon has a problem. When the other little chameleons turn green, yellow or blue - he turns red, purple or orange! Leon doesn't turn the opposite colour on purpose. He just can't help it. Being different makes Leon feel lonely. One day, the little chameleons go exploring and lose their way. As the parents anxiously search for their little ones, they suddenly spot a speck of colour far off in the distance. It's Leon! And thanks to his brilliant hue, the little chameleons are rescued. This time, being different makes Leon feel proud! 'Leon the Chameleon' is a charming story that also explores the basic elements of colour. At the end of the book, a colour wheel displays primary colours and their complementary hues. Ages 2-5 AUTHOR: It was in a design class taught by Michele Lemieux at the University of Quebec in Montreal that author and illustrator Melanie Watt created her first picture book, Leon the Chameleon, which was later published by Kids Can Press. Watt went on to create several more books, including the Learning with Animals collection and Augustine, which was named an ALA Notable Children's Book. Watt has also illustrated Where Does a Tiger-Heron Spend the Night? and Bearcub and Mama, which won the 2006 IRA Teachers' Choices Project. Colour illustrations

? this is not only a comforting tale about being special but also a visually effective choice for children just learning colors. Watt s use of primary colors and bold black outlines makes this a good choice for storytimes ?" Watt debuts with a simple tale that is partly a celebration of physical differences and partly a lesson in color theory. Bright hues and simple shapes lend plenty of visual appeal to the illustrations, especially when the entire double-paged spread is one color (green, for instance) and Leon stands out like a sore thumb. These are the purest colors, too, strong and clear, a plus compared to what is often found in books on color.--Kirkus Reviews Watt's use of primary colors and bold black outlines makes this a good choice for storytimes ...--Quill & Quire Young children will enjoy the brightly hued cartoon illustrations and will understand the message about appreciating differences.--School Library Journal ... this is not only a comforting tale about being special but also a visually effective choice for children just learning colors.--Booklist

ISBN: 9781553375272
ISBN-10: 1553375270
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st March 2014
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 20.3  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.1