Chamelia by Ethan Long deserves applause for a character who stays true to herself and remains who she wants to be. More importantly, this book goes beyond the standard be yourself hype. It addresses the need to not become self-absorbedthat participating in groups matters and is an important aspect of life. The message is clear: be yourself but also be aware of others.
Collage illustrations feature fabric swatches as distinctive as Chamelia herself. Fashion-conscious little girls will enjoy this book.