The finalists of the 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.
At first, Colin is dismayed by his differences—but eventually he learns just how valuable his quirks can be.
This is a gorgeous picture book that tells the story of a chameleon who, unlike his siblings, cannot change colour and therefore faces certain dangers. Eventually, Colin finds that it is this very difference that makes himself special and helps keep his family safe from a greater threat. Colin’s humorous predicament will appeal to all young children and their parents. Readers will be rewarded with a compelling story, plenty of pictures and drama to entertain, and the message that “difference” is simply a source of other gifts.
“Find dozens of hidden color-changing lizards in imaginative ink, monoprint, and collage artwork as they explore the strengths and benefits of being different.” —Foreword Reviews (U.S.)
“Her illustrations, which look like prints, employ multiple shades of green, brown, and yellow to great effect; bright Colin stands out! Simple and sweet.” —Kirkus Reviews (U.S.)
“Gorgeous ink mono print and collage illustrations perfectly complement the text.” —Reading Time (Australia)
“Quarry’s simple descriptive and alliterative text is engagingly complimented by her ink, print and collage illustrations.” —ReadPlus (Australia)
Rachel Quarry is an illustrator and artist based in the United Kingdom. She studied at Cambridge University and the Cambridge School of Art. In her illustration work she uses ink, monoprint and collage. For inspiration she likes to travel and visit parks and gardens.
Age Range: 3-5
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
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