Chameleons Are Cool (Read and Wonder)

by Martin Jenkins (Author) Sue Shields (Illustrator)

Chameleons Are Cool (Read and Wonder)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Read and Wonder

The ability to change color, a sharp-shooting tongue, and skin covering your eyes -- now THAT is cool. Read and Wonder books tell stories, take children on adventures, and reveal how big and WONDER-full the natural world really is.

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Review quotes

May well spur a visit to the reptile house.
—Publishers Weekly

With infectious enthusiasm, a boy explains his fascination with chameleons by describing their unique physical and behavioral characteristics. Vivid ink-and-watercolor paintings realistically depict a variety of the strange-looking lizards.
—School Library Journal
Martin Jenkins
Martin Jenkins first saw chameleons in Madagascar and, he says, "fell in love with them at first sight. I picked one up, ever so gently, and it promptly bit me on the thumb. I still think they are wonderful, but tend to leave them alone whenever I bump into them."

Sue Shields had to develop a new way of painting for Chameleons Are Cool, "to try to describe not only the chameleons' astonishing colors, but also the hint of the colors they can change into."
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Guided Reading Level
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
May 01, 2001
Read and Wonder
BISAC categories
JNF003190 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Reptiles & Amphibians
Library of Congress categories
Juvenile literature

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