This is a notebook and guide for learners of English as a second or overseas language, all over the earth. Most of the writings here are in Basic English, first designed by C. K. Ogden, using 850 necessary words and a number of international words only.
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Looking for HIS Color
A Color of His OwnThe chameleon
is a strange animal.
When it is in the grass,
its skin is green.
When it is on earth,
its skin has the
color of earth.

Its skin-color keeps changing.
The trouble is
that it never has ITS
one special color.

A Color of His Own is a picture book by a
Jewish Italian-American
painter-designer
named Leo Lionni.
It has a story in very simple English.
It's about a chameleon who is
unhappy with his condition and
keeps looking for HIS color,
a color of his own.

The opening part of the story goes like this:

Parrots are green.

Elephants are gray.
Pigs are pink.

Only the chameleon has no color of his own. . . .

After the journey,
he has a meeting with another chameleon
and gets a surprising answer to his question.

This is a book for the very young,
but men and women who go through it
reading to the young
see it moving and interesting.

Reading a story is like a journey
looking for an answer.
The reader of this story
goes on a journey with this animal and
makes an important discovery.
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