Flannel Friday: Chameleon’s Colors

This flannel is based on the book Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro, and was a great fit for my jungle storytime.

On a sunny day in the jungle, Chameleon is tired of blending in with the scenery.

When Hippo almost steps on Chameleon, the reluctant color changer says he is sick of always being ignored because no one can see him. But Hippo says he would like to be able to change his color like Chameleon does.

And so begins the jungle version of What Not To Wear as Chameleon gets an idea. He spends the night smooshing flowers to make paint colors.

The next day he calls the animals together

and they all get fancy, with Chameleon painting them in stripes and flowers and bright colors galore.

At first the animals love their new colors, but soon decide that they have been bamboozled  by Chameleon (Lion can’t figure out who to eat, and Snake can’t hide in the grass any longer).  Chameleon has no idea what to do to help the animals un-fancify, but luckily Mother Nature helps him out and things go back to normal in the jungle.

The animals are coloring pages, colored with markers and laminated. They are normal animal colors on one side, and fancy colors on the other side. I just flipped them over when it was time for their makeovers. Oh, and the word chameleon? Sounds much cooler the way I say it in my head.

Library Quine is hosting this week’s Flannel Friday; be sure to visit her fabulous blog.  And don’t forget to visit the Flannel Friday website!


7 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Chameleon’s Colors

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