Color of His Own, A
Leo Lionni (1997), Dragonfly Books
Every animal has it’s own color – elephants are gray, pigs are pink, and tigers are striped! This bothers a particular chameleon, who does not have his own color. He tries sitting on a leaf in order to stay green forever – but even the leaf changes color, leaving the chameleon without a permanent mark. He spends the rest of winter sad about his predicament, until he meets another chameleon once spring arrives. This new chameleon can’t fix his color problem, but he suggests another solution: if they stay together wherever they go, at least they will always be alike. The two chameleons remain side by side for the rest of their days.