Blue Chameleon

by Emily Gravett

Reading Age: 6+

Interest level: 2+

by Emily Gravett

Blue chameleon is lonely, so turns himself into a variety of things in an attempt to make a new friend.


He curls his tail up like a swirly snail’s shell, hangs from the washing line like a stripy sock, rolls himself up like a spotty football and leaps across the page like a green grasshopper, but friendship eludes him.


Just as he has given up hope, and blended into the white page in despair (readers can trace his raised outline with their fingers), he finds a colourful companion and the gorgeous rainbow colours of his skin reflect his happiness!


This gently humorous book from the multi-award-winning Emily Gravett introduces young readers to a range of colours and objects through one of the author’s most endearing characters yet.


Publisher: Macmillan Children's books

About the author

  • Emily Gravett

    Emily Gravett is twice winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Bronze Award for Wolves and Little Mouse's Big Book Of Fears. An author-illustrator of unique talent and skill, she has a host of other award-winning and critically acclaimed books to her name, including Orange Pear Apple Bear, Monkey and Me, The Odd Egg and Blue Chameleon. Emily lives in Brighton with her family.


    Read an interview with Emily


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    Emily Gravett
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