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Neon Leon

Neon Leon

Author Jane Clarke
Illustrator Britta Teckentrup
Series Neon Picture Books




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Everyone knows that chameleons are the best at fitting in. But not Leon. Leon is neon! In fact, he’s SO bright that he keeps all the other chameleons awake at night. But poor Leon is lonely, so he goes off in search of somewhere he can blend in.

In this delightful interactive book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, children can help Leon on his journey by counting his steps, sending him to sleep and giving him lots of reassurance when he’s feeling down. But will he ever find a place he can fit in…?

“Joyously written and illustrated” – New Statesman

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What the Critics Said

“In a second picture book, a maladapted chameleon is stuck in a predicament that brings to mind Raymond Chandler’s brilliant line about a fellow looking “about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food cake.” For the protagonist of Neon Leon, the problem is color. In Britta Teckentrup’s bold illustrations, Leon stands out in electric orange against the gentler greens, grays and blues of the world. “Oh dear,” writes Jane Clarke in this chatty tale for 2- to 5-year-olds, “Leon’s so bright, he’s keeping all the other chameleons awake! What a lot of grumpy chameleons!” Will Leon find his place in the world? (Well, yes, but where?)”

The Wall Street Journal (US)

“Two clever and stylish picture books which teach little ones about varied creatures and habitats, but also allow them to practise key skills like counting and colour recognition. Must-haves!”

– Library Girl and Book Boy, blog

“This is a delightful story about a very appealing little character who does find his special happy ending. For added reading enjoyment, the paperback comes with a free Stories Aloud smartphone audio book.”

– Parents in Touch

“It’s utterly charming, and the illustrations just make this book!”

– Book Bairn (blog)

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Chinese (simplified), Dutch, German, Italian, French, Korean, Turkish, US English, Hebrew, Slovak

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