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The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board Book

By Eric Carle (Author) & Eric Carle (Illustrator)
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A classic children's collage book by the genre's master features a chameleon who discovers it can change not only its color but also its shape and size, and tries to imitate all of the animals at the zoo--all at once.

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The chameleon's life was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only its color but its shape and size, too. When it saw the wonderful animals in the zoo, it immediately wanted to be like them -- and ended up likeall of them at once -- with hilarious results.

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The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board Book by Eric Carle has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1246

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperFestival
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.06" Width: 4.91" Height: 0.61"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Jan 17, 1998
Publisher   HarperFestival
Age  4-3
ISBN  0694011479  
ISBN13  9780694011476  
UPC  046594007957  

Availability  0 units.

More About Eric Carle

Eric Carle The secret of Eric Carle’s books’ appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.

The themes of his stories are usually drawn from his extensive knowledge and love of nature—an interest shared by most small children. Besides being beautiful and entertaining, his books always offer the child the opportunity to learn something about the world around them. It is his concern for children, for their feelings and their inquisitiveness, for their creativity and their intellectual growth that, in addition to his beautiful artwork, makes the reading of his books such a stimulating and lasting experience.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

Carle says: “With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates—will they be friendly?

I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”

Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

Spanish Bio:
Eric Carle es el creador de mas de setenta libros ilustrados para ninos.

Nacio en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis anos de edad se traslado con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Kunste de Stuttgart, logro cumplir su sueno de regresar a Nueva York.

Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportacion global a la literatura y a la ilustracion infantil.

En 2002, cincuenta anos despues de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguro en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, ademas de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen numero de originales de los mas destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.

Eric Carle currently resides in New York. Eric Carle was born in 1929.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Zoos > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( C ) > Carle, Eric > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Basic Concepts > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Basic Concepts
6Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
7Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous

Reviews - What do customers think about The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board Book?

The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board Book  Aug 1, 2007
I enjoy reading this book not only to my 18 month old son but for myself.
At the moment he doesn't always sit for the whole book as it is a little long sometimes for a board book.
I feel this book encourages imagine and is simple enough for a toddler to understand!
Mixed-Up Chameleon  May 15, 2007
This product was a wonderful addition to my teaching arsenal for animal adaptions. I gave the students an humerous start to thinking about the real life adaptions organism have that helps them survive.
Fun Story with a Message  Apr 17, 2007
I think this is a fun story with a good message at the end. It's funny to see the creature the chameleon winds up being toward the end - before he decides to be himself. I'd put this on the list of recommended Carle books.
Delightful  Jan 12, 2007
My granddaughter loves this book. Like all of Eric Carle's books, it's a great story and the pictures are wonderful.
EXCELLENT BUY  Jul 16, 2006
This text is an invaluable picture book for children learning how to read, how to enjoy reading and to learn about the joys and absurdities that life can bring. It is a humerous text that utilises excellent illustrations to represent the plot. The plot itself humerously intertwines fantasy with reality, ofcoarse it depends upon the child's imagination. A must for any child that enjoys playing with words and surreal ideas. The book's design is additionally unique in that is in an organisational folder style whereby children may select various imaginary creatures as they choose. I hope that others can share this wonderful picture book with all children they read to and/or with.

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