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Kids Books We Love: My Colorful Chameleon

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My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

I got a copy of  My Colorful Chameleon written by Leonie Roberts and illustrated by Mike Byrne a few days ago and my son loved the story so much that he woke up at 6 am the day after we got the book in the mail to read it again! He thinks it’s so funny that the chameleon keeps hiding, and that they are always looking for her. “Ella es tan cool y tiene muchos colores!” That’s what he said, yes, I told him, chameleons are so unique, and colorful!

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

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The story is funny, creative and with a great message about appreciating everyone the way they are, even if they are different, we are all unique in our own way.

What’s the story about?

The story is about a girl that has a chameleon as pet. Her mom gets angry because they keep losing the chameleon around the house and spend hours looking for her. The little girl gets in trouble in school when her pet gets lost during show and tell, so they decide to take her pet to the veterinary and ask why she keeps changing colors! The veterinary explains that this is the way chameleons are, they change colors to stay safe and out of sight, and that’s what makes them incredible. He gave them advice about how to look for her chameleon around the house, by looking for the eyes that are always moving. After listening to the veterinary they get so happy to have such an amazing creature in their house.

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

You can get a copy of this cute book on Amazon here: My Colorful Chameleon. I’m sure your kids would love the story too!

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

Free Printable: Fun Gecko Bookmark

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Gecko Bookmark for the Kids. Free Printable | Live Colorful

 

My two years old is loving Gill McBarnet’s (Hawaiian Children’s Books) book, Gecko Hide and Seek. The story makes counting fun! encouraging the kids to search for the geckos through the pages. Inspired by the story I created my own version of a fun gecko and made a bookmark printable out of it so my kid can use it in his favorite books. I made them in two different colors so you can pick your favorite, or just glue them together one behind the other, and use both as much as you want, The brown one makes me think about fall, and the blue one about summer :) which one is your favorite?

Download the printable here: Fun Gecko Bookmark Printable.

Gecko Bookmark for the Kids. Free Printable | Live Colorful

 

 

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to win a copy of this cute book for the kids in your life. Enter the giveaway HERE. Good luck!

 

 

Win a copy of Gecko Hide and Seek by Gill McBarnet Hawaiian Childrens Books GIVEAWAY | Live Colorful

 

I shared a craft project a few days ago that I’m sure your kid would enjoy it too. The craft involves fall leaf confetti and another free printable. Check out the project here: Fall Leaf Confetti Craft Idea and Printable

 

Did you know that  “Geckos feet are specially adapted for climbing. Each toe has thousands of tiny hook-like bristles that enable to grip onto smooth surfaces like walls and glass windows. They can even walk across a ceiling … upside down!”  as seen on the back cover of Hawaiian Children’s BooksThe Goodnight Gecko.

GIVEAWAY! + Fall Leaf Confetti Craft Idea and Printable

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Fall leaf confetti craft idea for the kids and a fun gecko printable | Live Colorful

 

The giveaway is closed now. Thanks you!

I have something super special for all mommies, kids, teachers, and everyone who loves children’s books. Last time I collaborated with Hawaiian Children’s Books we had so much fun and a great response from all of you that we decided to get together again to bring to you a craft idea inspired by one of Gill McBarnet’s illustrated books, Gecko Hide and Seek. But we also wanted to give you the opportunity to win a copy of this cute book, so here it is, a super fun giveaway!

Enter the giveaway on Instagram here.

Win a copy of Gecko Hide and Seek by Gill McBarnet Hawaiian Childrens Books GIVEAWAY | Live Colorful

 

Gecko Hide and Seek, is a really fun counting book that tells a story about some geckos who hide behind palm trees, pineapples, leaves and other beautiful vegetation. I love Gill McBarnet’s books because they made me think of Hawaii, its colors, and beautiful weather. It’s so perfect for this season because, who wouldn’t love to be in Hawaii right now? right?

Jaxon started collecting leaves a few weeks ago, so we had a big pile of them on the dining room table! They were driving me a bit crazy, I must confess. So it occurred to me that we could use them to decorate a gecko just like the ones in the book. I drew a gecko silhouette and made a printable in case you would like to use it too (download the printable below). We used a puncher and made confetti out of fall leaves. Then we glued the confetti around the gecko silhouette, counting the confetti and making numbers even more fun!

 

Fall leaf confetti craft idea for the kids and a fun gecko printable | Live Colorful

Fall leaf confetti craft idea for the kids and a fun gecko printable | Live Colorful

 

Download the gecko silhouette printable here. Gecko silhouette printable | Live Colorful

Fall leaf confetti craft idea for the kids and a fun gecko printable | Live Colorful

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, and good luck!