The Colorless Chameleon
by Hayley Irvin, Rachel Bostick, Cassidy Reynolds ( Author), Samantha Jo Phan (illustrator)
5 out of 5 stars
Chameleon is very quiet, and doesn’t speak up very much. She relies on her expressive colors to tell her friends what she is feeling, but sometimes they misunderstand. Elephant asks to borrow Chameleon’s blue, and Lemur asks for red. Crocodile just takes Chameleon’s yellow without even asking, but Chameleon doesn’t know how to tell them no.
Chameleon confides in her friend, Flamingo, who encourages her to speak out and really tell her friends that she is not okay with giving away her colors. Chameleon gathers the courage to ask for her colors back.
I just loved this sweet book about speaking your mind with courage and standing up for your own boundaries. The story is told in such a simple and interesting way, but the message is deep and meaningful. Even if younger children might not understand the deeper message, they will still enjoy the fun story!
The illustrations are so bright and colorful! I love the cartoony art style and the cute characters. Every page is full of color and expression.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.