Item description for A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni...
Overview When a chameleon goes in search of discovering what color he wants to be, he learns an important lesson about being true to one's self after developing a special friendship with a fellow chameleon. 25,000 first printing.
Publishers Description Elephants 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. Colorful illustrations and spare prose make this story of friendship perfect for a board book edition to introduce simple color concepts to toddlers.
Citations And Professional Reviews A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 236
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 236
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Studio: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.26" Width: 6.84" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Nov 14, 2000
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0375810919 ISBN13 9780375810916
Availability 0 units.
More About Leo Lionni
“From time to time, from the endless flow of our mental imagery, there emerges unexpectedly something that, vague though it may be, seems to carry the promise of a form, a meaning, and, more important, an irresistible poetic charge.”—Leo Lionni
Lionni launched his career as an author/illustrator of books for children in 1959. Originally developed from a story he had improvised for his grandchildren during a dull train ride, Little Blue and LittleYellow was the first of what is now a long list of children’s picture books, including four Caldecott Honor Books.
Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children’s books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner—for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse.
Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.
Leo Lionni lived in New York. Leo Lionni was born in 1910 and died in 1999.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Color of His Own?
Beutiful Book from a favorite author Apr 18, 2008
I love Leo Lioni and this is one of his prettiest books and is a favorite of my children. The artwork is beautiful and the story touching. I just bought a second copy because our original one is getting worn out!
Great kids book Apr 14, 2008
This is a great book for people who want more than childish drivel to read to their infants.
A bit disinformative. Feb 14, 2008
OK, a lizard can't come up with a consistent color, but when he meets up with an older lizard, they decide to live the rainbow life together. All good and well, except - goldfish are freaking ORANGE, not red! There needs to be a reprint...
Highly recommended, both by me and my daughter Dec 22, 2007
Very simple story of the search for self-identity and how it relates to friendship. Interesting water-color artwork and a clear, effective storyline make this a quick, five-minute read for an adult to his or her child.
CHARMING READ AND THE KIDS LOVE IT. Sep 19, 2007
Leo Lionni does good work and this offering is no different than in the past. A little Chameleon finds that all the animals, i.e. pigs, fish, elephants and more, all have their own color. He then finds that he does not seem to have one of his own, as each time he moves to a different location, his color changes. This is a charming tale of a little creature in search of himself, much like a small child might be. The art work in this little book is great and quite eye catching to the little ones. The art work and simple text make the story interesting and easy to read and I have noted that even with miltiple readings, I don't seem to get as bored as I often do with children's books after about fifty or so goes at it. The book of course has a happy ending, but you will have to read that for yourself. Highly recommened this one.