Chameleon, Chameleon

by Joy Cowley and Nic Bishop

Stunning, clear photographs and a succinct text follow a chameleon in search of a... read more

Stunning, clear photographs and a succinct text follow a chameleon in search of a meal. Along the way he encounters geckos, scorpions, a tree frog, and another chameleon. He also comes across his meal, in the form of a big caterpillar. An especially memorable photo captures the split second the chameleon nabs the caterpillar with his fully extended tongue. Employing a narrative voice that is closer to storytelling than science text (“Is something hiding there? A gecko! The gecko looks scary, but it will not hurt the chameleon.”) Chameleon, Chameleon will appeal to young children with an affinity for reptiles. (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2006

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