A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

Title: A Color of His Own
Author: Leo Lionni
Illustrator: Leo Lionni
Publisher: Dragonfly Books (1997)
ISBN: 9780679887850
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.

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A Color of His Own Resources

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Japan Association for Language Teaching: What can we teach with books by Leo Lionni? (English and Japanese)
Random House: Storytime Activities
Castellani Art Museum: Leo Lionni teacher packet
Random House Kids: Leo Lionni Information

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