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Sunday 11 April 2010

Review: Blue Chameleon

Title: Blue Chameleon

Author: Emily Gravett

Illustrator: Emily Gravett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan, A$26.99RRP

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 978 0230 704244

For ages: 0-4

Type: Picture Book

About: I’m a big fan of Emily Gravett and her latest book for very young kids is another triumph. Blue Chameleon is a gorgeous hardcover book featuring the divine, humour-packed and utterly clever illustrative stylings the author is known for – this time in the form of a charming little chameleon.

Chameleon is blue. He is feeling sad and lonely. As he changes colour and pattern to match the various critters and objects he encounters on his search for a friend, it’s not only his outward appearance that runs the gamut – it’s also how he feels.

Excited, hopeful, curious, down-hearted; chameleon’s attempt to find a friend and ‘fit in’ comes to a resounding and happy conclusion when he finds someone who finally understands him.

Clever, subtle, fun and beautiful, this is a priceless Gravett book for tiny ones who love funky books packed with wit and charm. Even the publication data has been cleverly modified into the shape of a chameleon, for goodness sake. The best.

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