A Color of His Own by Leo LionniElephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color 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 color 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 color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.
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A color of his own
There once was a sad and lonely chameleon that had no color of his own. All the other animals had colors; the pigs were pink, the elephants were gray, the parrots were green, and so on. He thought if he stayed in the same place forever he would achieve a color. So, he decides to sit on a green leaf and became green, however, when the fall came and the leaves changed colors, so did the chameleon. He experimented by going from place to place, but the color never remained the same. Finally in the spring, the chameleon meets another one of his species and told him why he was sad. The other chameleon tells him thatobtaining one color is not possible, but offers to become his friend.
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When I read this book to my three-and-a-half-year-old, I ask her:. My daughter answers that she would not like to change all the time…just as the chameleon feels. At the end of the book, the chameleon finds another chameleon who suggests that they stick together so that even though they keep changing colors, the two chameleons will always be the same color. I usually translate all of my conversations with my daughter to English but I wanted to use her exact words in this case. I was confused by her response and, upon further inquiry, realized that her response was related to my frequent communications about the value of diversity—how I love that she goes to a school that has children with all skin colors and that we live in a neighborhood that is diverse, etc. Towards the end of the book, I again read:.