Brilliant color photos of Madagascar panther chameleons highlight this slender story of a male who runs into a defensive female while changing territories in his search for food. Fortunately, she recognizes his peaceful demeanor and accepts his intrusion (no mention of mating). Back matter includes two pages of facts and a note on how the photos were taken (for example, images of two animals together were devised from individual shots "stitched" together on the computer). With simple text andexceptional photos, this book may be the jumping-off place for such titles as Michelle Knudsen's easy-to-read Colorful Chameleons (Random, 2001) and Rebecca Stefoff's Chameleon (Benchmark, 1996).–Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
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