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Neon Leon
Contributor(s): Clarke, Jane, Teckentrup, Britta (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0763699152     ISBN-13: 9780763699154
Publisher: Nosy Crow
    OUR PRICE: $13.50  
Product Type: School And Library
Published: July 2018
Annotation: A lonely neon-colored chameleon who does anything but blend into his environment departs from the chameleons who avoid him and embarks on a search for a place to belong, inviting children to help count his steps, soothe him to sleep and offer other reassurances during his journey.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Chameleons; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Reptiles & Amphibians
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Colors
- Juvenile Fiction | Nature & The Natural World | Environment
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2018146279
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 12.00" H x 10.00" W x 1.00" (1.00 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Jane Clarke is the author of more than seventy books for young children, including Who Woke the Baby?, illustrated by Charles Fuge. She enjoys visiting schools and loves animals, country walks, fossil hunts, meeting up with her sons and their families in the U.K. and U.S., and having fun with her grandchildren. Jane Clarke lives in Kent, England.

Britta Teckentrup has created more than thirty books that have been translated into twenty languages. Her illustrations have appeared in magazines and on homeware, clothes, and packaging. She lives and works in Berlin with her artist husband; her son, Vincent; and their cat.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2018 July)

PreS-Gr 1—Leon is a bright orange chameleon who cannot change colors like other chameleons. He is a little self-conscious about this and feels bad that he doesn't quite fit in. Leon goes in search of a place where he can blend in and ultimately meets his match. This interactive picture book for young children is entertaining and informative, without going into much detail about the life of chameleons. Kids will learn that chameleons change colors to match their environment. Questions on some pages encourage readers to respond to the text and offer suggestions to help Leon along his journey. The book is great for identifying colors and even a few landforms. The full-page, digitally created illustrations are delightfully colorful, with Leon's fluorescent orange color emphasizing just how much he stands out. VERDICT A simple look at nature and searching for one's place in the world. A colorful addition to most collections.—Amy Shepherd, St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middleton, DE

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