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Chameleons are Cool (Read & Wonder) Paperback – Illustrated, 5 Mar 2001

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (5 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0744562767
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744562767
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,357,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Martin Jenkins brings natural history up to the minute...with a chatty style and irreverent approach. Sue Shields' brilliant psychedelic creatures inch their way across the pages. Informative and fun, this book makes facts amusingly accessible. The Oxford Times All the idiosyncrasies of these fascinating creatures are discussed here in an intimately conversational style with well drawn analogies...a likely favourite with young readers. Reading Time --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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One of a new series of books, Read and Discover, designed to encourage children to learn about the world as they learn to read. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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I thought this was a nice introduction to chameleons, it also has very simple language, so children who are just learning to read on their own will find this accessible. However, i think my children prefer real pictures of wild animals, rather than cartoon ones.
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Loved this book, needed it for my art club, we studied the beautiful pictures and the children then painted chameleons of their own.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x8e1b4450) out of 5 stars 23 reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8c9ef468) out of 5 stars "Chameleons Are Cool" is COOL! 13 Jun. 2000
By X. Libris - Published on
Format: Hardcover
In our elementary school library, not many non-fiction books make it as successful read-aloud books. This is one of them.
Primary age students beg for this title. Both the brightly colored, humorous illistrations and the light conversational tone of the text grab the interest of the children. I'm continually amazed at how many facts about chameleons are slipped into this cheerful picture book, like "they change color when they're angry, or when they're too cold or too hot, or when they're sick."
Many pages have additional facts worked into the illustrations, such as "Chameleons usually get sick and die of kept as pets."
This book is to be recommended not only as a great read-aloud, but as a good source of information for students doing a report on chameleons. It even has a helpful index.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8c9ef4a4) out of 5 stars Did You Know..... 1 April 2001
By Roz Levine - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Did you know that there are around 120 different kinds of chameleons, that their eyes move separately and their very long tongues have a sticky tip at the end? Did you know that chameleons are lizards, that some are the size of small cats and that they change colors when they're angry or too hot or cold or sick...but not to match their surroundings? Martin Jenkins loves chameleons and his enthusiasm is infectious. He's authored a marvelous book full of fun and interesting facts that's perfect for all young nature lovers. His enjoyable, conversational text is complimented by Sue Shields colorful, expressive artwork, that will mesmerize youngsters with its close-up attention to detail. Written for kids 5-9, Chameleons are Cool is a winner!
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HASH(0x8a19e834) out of 5 stars Pretty Good 20 Nov. 2010
By Modern Dayhippy - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My son really enjoys this book. I find it to contain some great facts about chameleons, but yet it isn't a really long book. Just right for boys age 5-8 who may have a shorter attention span, but who like to learn about animals.
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HASH(0x8a19e498) out of 5 stars Any young child who enjoys animals will like this book ! 18 Feb. 2007
By Patricia K. Goodrich - Published on
Format: School & Library Binding Verified Purchase
Colorfully drawn pictures and lively text show and tell lots of interesting facts about Chameleons. You'll think they're cool, too, after reading this book ! It is charming and informative and would be great for pre-readers as a read-to-me book or for elementaary school age.
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HASH(0x8a30a990) out of 5 stars Chameleons Are Cool 14 Mar. 2007
A Kid's Review - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book had lots of good facts about chameleons. The pictures were very colorful. Many of the pictures made me laugh! This book had lots of facts about chameleons that I did not know! I think every teacher should share this book with their class just like my teacher did!
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