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Chameleons Are Cool: Read and Wonder Paperback – Picture Book, May 1 2001

4.8 out of 5 stars 257 ratings

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May well spur a visit to the reptile house.
—Publishers Weekly

With infectious enthusiasm, a boy explains his fascination with chameleons by describing their unique physical and behavioral characteristics. Vivid ink-and-watercolor paintings realistically depict a variety of the strange-looking lizards.
—School Library Journal

About the Author

Martin Jenkins first saw chameleons in Madagascar and, he says, "fell in love with them at first sight. I picked one up, ever so gently, and it promptly bit me on the thumb. I still think they are wonderful, but tend to leave them alone whenever I bump into them."

Sue Shields had to develop a new way of painting for Chameleons Are Cool, "to try to describe not only the chameleons' astonishing colors, but also the hint of the colors they can change into."

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Candlewick; Illustrated edition (May 1 2001)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0763611395
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0763611392
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 163 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 23.01 x 0.36 x 25.07 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 257 ratings

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book
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Martha Jöchlinger
5.0 out of 5 stars Chameleons are Cool
Reviewed in Germany 🇩🇪 on December 26, 2013
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Jennifer White
2.0 out of 5 stars Cute, sort of, but Horrible info for littles
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Jennifer White
2.0 out of 5 stars Cute, sort of, but Horrible info for littles
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 22, 2019
I got this book for my 4yo grandson and we were reading it together. (We just got a baby panther chameleon) We were enjoying the pictures and the information but the author is very biased. While I do not argue that most animals are better left alone in the wild, telling a child that if he happens to have one, it is going to get sick and die. WTH? This little tid-bit in the "extra information" handwriting could have been done without. Fortunately, I read ahead and managed to read it a bit differently to my grandson, but this book, since returning it is so difficult, will be donated to a local library or whatever. I'll educate my grandkids on how to manage wildlife and what is ecologically sound, I do not need my grandkids in tears thinking their cherished pet is going to get sick and die because they have it as a pet. What a horrid, rotten thing to tell a kid.

Remember, this is written as a children's book. My advice is you read any books you buy for your kids before you read it to them and if they happen to see it come out of the box and want to read it now, that you master the art of reading ahead. You know your kids, trust yourself.
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Stacy R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book!
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A. Hutchins
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
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