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The Mixed-Up Chameleon

On a shiny green leaf sat a small green chameleon. It moved onto a brown tree and turned brownish. Then it rested on a red flower and turned reddish.
When the chameleon moved slowly across the yellow sand, it turned yellowish.
You could hardly see it.

When the chameleon was warm and had something to eat,it turned sparkling green. But when it was cold and hungry, it turned grey and dull.
When the chameleon was hungry, it sat still and waited.Only its eyes moved-up,down,sideways-until it spotted a fly.Then the chameleon’s long and sticky tongue shot out and caught the fly.That was its life.It was not very exciting.
But one day..

. …the chameleon saw a zoo! It had never seen so many beautiful animals.

The chameleon thought: How small I am,how slo,how weak!I wish I could be big and white like a polar bear.And the chameleon’s wish came true.But was it happy? No!
I wish I could be handsome like a flamingo.
I wish I could be smart like a fox.

I wish I could swim like a fish.

I wish I could run like a deer.
I wish I could see things far away like a giraffe.
I wish I could hide in a shell like a turtle.

I wish I could be strong like an elephant.

I wish I could be funny like a seal.
I wish I could be like people.Just then a fly flew by.
The chameleon was very hungry.
But the chameleon was very mixed-up.
It was a little of this and it was a little of that.
And it couldn’t catch the fly.
I wish I could be myself.The chameleon’s wish came true.
And it caught the fly!

The Moral value of the story:
Be grateful of what you are.

Thank you Abang Eric Carle! :D

Hanz’s Wish : I want to keep chameleon as a pet so that I can put it on my shoulder when I’m out & about & looks so cool! ekekekekeke….

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June 9, 2010 - Posted by | Hanz's Collectibles and Hobbies, Notes on READING and BOOKS


  1. what a comel story.errk..u ada confuse mcm chameleon tu gak x?

    Comment by isabelle | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. I love Eric Carle! I have the Hungry Caterpillar book for my kids. Wanna get this one next lah ^____^Erm, if I see a chameleon on your shoulder, I lari jauh2 kot. Geli! LOL

    Comment by Shareen Mohd Saleh | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  3. Belle : Oh Belle, slalu confuse! ekekeke….Shareen : We really love books aren't we? I luv Eric Carle, got that Hungry Caterpillar too & The Grouchy Ladybug also The Very Quiet Cricket. Shareen…collect all Eric Carle's books (reminder to myself too!)

    Comment by Hanz | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  4. HanzOh yes. What's not to love about books? If I had the money, I would dedicate an entire section of my house and fill it with nothing but comfortable couches and books. Lots and lots of books.I'm always on the lookout for good books, especially for children. Now I know which books to buy next thanks to this post hehehe.

    Comment by Shareen Mohd Saleh | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  5. I also love hungry caterpillar and this book too, sama la kita.."Be grateful of what u are, sometimes we think the grass is always greener at the other side"..hehehethanks to Hanz for introducing me to Eric Carle

    Comment by nadnye | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  6. Shareen : Do share good books in your blog too!Nad : Really? hehehe…

    Comment by Hanz | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  7. owhh this is too cute! definitely getting this for the boys 🙂

    Comment by Syigim | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  8. speaking of chameleon..zahraa ni kejap merah,kejap putih.smpai babah dia ckp dia tu cam sesumpah.adeii..faul ler..btw..sgt kreatif ini buku.lama lagi plak nak ajo si setot tu membaca.adeii..

    Comment by Sidratul Muntaha | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  9. loves hungry caterpillar too..! nak carik this book jugak lah sis.

    Comment by fathinz md nor | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  10. Syigim : Yup! It's worth it when it comes to Eric Carle.Ayu : Just read to Aqil.Bukan structured reading.Boleh start with simple common words.Fathinz : pun rasa nak tambah koleksi Eric Carle lagi.. :>

    Comment by Hanz | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  11. dah search MPH online byk habis lah sis. ade brown bear and few je left.. sis selalu shop books kat mana lagi yer. i remembered kenal hungry caterpillar masa kecik2 my mum bacakan..

    Comment by fathinz md nor | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  12. Fathinz…try

    Comment by Hanz | June 11, 2010 | Reply

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