Leo Lionni’s A Color of His Own is a beautifully crafted tale of friendship and belonging as a chameleon searches for his own colour. Learn about colours and friendship from this cute book.
“Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no colour of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one colour forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red.. and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a colour of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.
Dubbed as ‘master of the simple fable’, Lionni creates a wonderful relatable story in A Colour of His Own in which young children will be able to identify with through its moralistic view of friendship. Format: Board book Best paired with our rainbow stackers, mosaic blocks and colour sorters.