This little chameleon is part of a set by Eric Carle-the book The Mixed up Chameleon is about a silly chameleon who would like to be like many other animals and less like himself. ThisĀ  is part of the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program-they sell the animal for 5$ and the book for 5$ (what a steal!) and 100% of the net profit goes to programs to help kids. They feature different books and animals throughout the year.

My David took a fancy to his chameleon. He named him “Mr. Gecko” and informed me that Mr. Gecko needed a coat with a hood so that he wouldn’t get cold. Mr. Gecko’s silly little hooded jacket is made out of a turquoise soft pill resistant fleece with a chain stitch accenting the edge of the hood, a multicolored yarn pom-pom on the top of the hood, and a wrapped dotted stitch forming two lines that veer outward a bit on the back of his coat. The tummy of the coat shows off four darker colored teal buttons (so David can take Mr. Gecko’s coat off if he wants to!) and some seaming to make the coat fit Mr. Gecko perfectly!

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