This is a wonderful picture book with an important message for kids of all ages about being different.
What child does not feel awkward and different. This is especially the case if the child has physical differences from the other children in her midst.
Leon the Chameleon had this very problem. He was very different from all the other chameleons. When the others sat on a green leaf, they turned green. When they stood on yellow sand, they turned yellow. And when they swam in the blue pond, they turned blue. But Leon was different.
When Leon sat on a green leaf, he turned red. When he stood on yellow sand, he turned purple. And when Leon swam in the blue pond he turned orange. So, he never camouflaged and was a target all the time.
Being different made Leon feel frightened, embarrassed, and lonely. Can the other chameleon’s accept Leon and can he feels that he belongs to the group ultimately?
This is a GREAT picture books for kids by Melanie Watt, a very successful and prolific Canadian Picture Book writer from Quebec.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth