Kurt Cyrus, illustrated by Andy Atkins
Sleeping Bear Press, 2017
The agony of not being noticed is beautifully portrayed in Invisible Lizard., as is the satisfaction of having friends.
Napoleon, the chameleon, tries everything he can think of to attract the attention of other potential playmates like parrot and monkey, but, as readers soon learn, chameleons move extremely slow and he goes unnoticed. He builds a welcome mat, birdbath and makes faces, but no one sees him. Finally, he resorts to the one thing he can do fast and he gets noticed.
Richly illustrated in color and details, the book is a feast for the eyes. Searching for the characters, it’s a bit like reading Where’s Waldo.