It's the first day of school, and Chamelia's teacher introduces the class to a new student, Cooper. Chamelia can't help but envy the attention Cooper receives from their classmates and as he gets under her skin, she schemes to steal the spotlight back. But, in the end, Chamelia learns that it is her kindness that really makes her stand out. Plus, everyone can use a sidekick, right?
Chamelia is back in this fun story that highlights her irresistible joie de vivre and voracious appetite for life, while playfully touching on themes about friendship and individuality.
Praise for Chamelia and the New Kid in Class:
A 2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist
"Long makes Chamelia, and now Cooper as well, pop off the pages with collaged, fabric-patterned clothing...His characters are expressive to the nth degree...Chamelia's upturned snout speaks volumes"
Praise for Chamelia:
An L.A. Times summer reading pick
"The clever incorporation of actual textile, as busy and vibrant as Chamelia herself, invigorates... she is one unique lizard."
Ethan Long has illustrated a number of children's books including Stinky Feet Smell by Margie Palatini (Dutton, March 2003) and Oh Yeah! by Tom Birdseye (Holiday House, May 2003)