I was lucky to get a Leo Lionni treasury last week. one of my favorite stories is 'A Colour of His Own'. As the chameleon illustrations are charming and the story is fun as they explore the idea of chameleons not being happy because they don't have a single identifying colour. I think Leo really loved chameleons as I do that ever changing colour is very appealing to an artist.
“I believe that a good children's book should appeal to all people who have not completely lost their original joy and wonder in life. The fact is that I don't make books for children at all. I make them for that part of us, of myself and of my friends, which has never changed, which is still a child.” Leo Lionni