Now you see me, now you don't

Patricia Hegarty

Book - 2020

A mischievous chameleon enjoys playing tricks on the other animals, until Frog turns the tables.

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Picture books
Wilton, CT : Tiger Tales 2020.
Item Description
"Originally published in Great Britain 2020 by Little Tiger Press Ltd."
Physical Description
26 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Main Author
Patricia Hegarty (author)
Other Authors
Jonathan Lambert (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 2—In this lighthearted tale of comeuppance, readers meet boastful Chameleon, who loves to play tricks. In the beginning, most of the deceptions are things that will appeal to young kids, like escaping chores or bedtime and gaining access to unlimited snacks. Chameleon gets carried away with power, however, and the tricks turn mean-spirited, causing a chain reaction of dismay for the other jungle animals. Chameleon is enjoying the chaos when Frog, who can also use camouflage, appears. At first Chameleon thinks that they will join forces to cause more mischief, but Frog has a lesson in mind. Frog makes Chameleon visible by tossing a juicy berry on Chameleon's head and then yells insults at the other animals before disappearing. Chameleon is immediately contrite, issuing a sincere apology and assuring readers that a lesson has been learned and true change is possible. Lambert's bright, verdant illustrations are full of texture and layers, perfectly evoking a shadowy jungle. VERDICT Readers will enjoy spotting Chameleon on every page, and then Frog, who was there all along, in a silly romp recommended for general purchase.—Anna Haase Krueger, Ramsey County Lib., MN Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Chameleon is sneaky and likes to use his camouflage powers to play tricks on the other jungle animals.

Chameleon is sneaky and likes to use his camouflage powers to play tricks on the other jungle animals. But when he meets someone who beats him at his own game, will Chameleon learn to change his ways?