Tuesday, August 14, 2007

On Being Different

This is Claude, the Colour Changing Cat, he lives on a farm, when Claude becomes sad or excited he changes colour ... Which freaks the farm animals out, so they tease Claude who becomes very lonley, eventually he runs away to the bush ...
Where he meets some kind kangaroos and koalas.
who give him some milk, which excites him, so he tuns hot pink, the kangaroos freak out and tease him. Claude runs away ...
To the Circus! (As you do when you have the freakish ability to change colour without being able to help it)
That night the lion escapes and is headed for the Clown, Claude gets angry and turns red, this sends the lion back to her cage....
Claude is the hero of the circus, and lives happily ever after with the tolerant and broadminded circus folk!

My Op Shop find today: 'Claude the Colour Changing Cat' Printed in 1969 in Australia. It's a little tale of tolerance, or a tale of little tolerance?

4 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

I think I had that book. The illustrations are gorgeous.

Cosy said...

Great illustrations, that's all I know!

VictoriaE said...

The moral of the story might be a bit muddy but arn't those drawings great. And the colors.
Thankyou for your encouragement yesterday, it's nice to have a public place to sulk!

emma said...

Poor Claude,
It's hard for OTHERS to cope when you're DIFFERENT. But I'm glad some carny-folk took him in.
I'm not sure about this message.
Still it makes a colourful story!