The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: New Beginnings

Moving and making new friends is tough! When Charlie Chameleon and his family start their adventure in New Town, Charlie discovers he is braver than he knows. With his bossy pet fish, Frankie, by his side, he faces many challenges, including standing up to the neighborhood bully.

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About Ellen L. Buikema

Author, speaker, and former teacher, Ellen L. Buikema has written non-fiction for parents and a series of chapter books for children, The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon, with stories encouraging the development of empathy—sprinkling humor wherever possible. Her Work In Progress, The Hobo Code, is a YA historical fiction novel, loosely based on her family history. Find her at,, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, for Sock Puppet Tim videos, and for a podcast interview.

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Tesscat71 reviewed on April 24, 2017
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I love this book. The themes it explores are very relevant and its approach is fun and imaginative. My five year old really enjoyed it and I enjoyed reading it to him, and talking about the issues raised as we went along. It helped us to talk about those issues, using Charlie as the reference point, rather than my child. Because we are in Australia, and this is an U.S. book, the subtle differences in vocabulary also evoked conversation about how the English language can be different in the different countries where it is spoken. I really recommend this book.
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