A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni is a warm-hearted picture book that promotes a sense of belonging, identity, growth mindset and acceptance.
“All animals have a colour of their own – except for chameleons. They change color wherever they go.” A chameleon searches for his identity by deciding whether he should turn just one colour like other animals.
As he travels with another chameleon he realises that having a colour of his own is not as important as friendship. His new philosophy is cemented when he meets a chameleon just like himself. “They remained side by side” changing colours together.
A Color of His Own Resources
- Center for Philosophy for Children: Discussion Questions
Japan Association for Language Teaching: What can we teach with books by Leo Lionni? (English and Japanese)
- Prindle Institute for Ethics: Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion
- Random House: Celebrate the World of Leo Lionni
- Reading is Fundamental: Unique Characters Activity Guide for PK-2
A Color of His Own Videos
Books by Leo Lionni
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