This week we will be reading The Mixed-Up Chameleon
Author: Eric Carle
Eric Carle's "The Mixed-Up Chameleon" tells the story of a little chameleon who hates the fact that he changes color to match his surroundings. He notices a zoo and all the wonderful and distinctive animals there. He begins to wish for (and receives) various elements from the animals ("I wish I was tall, like a giraffe" is one). The chameleon ends up as an assemblage of parts which look great on the original animals, but don't do very well all together. The problem arises when the hungry chameleon cannot reach the fly to eat it. He wishes to be himself again and regains his true form.