- Reading level: Ages 7-11
- Paperback: 180 pages
- Illustrated by Kelley Stengele
- Publisher: LongTale Publishing Inc. (2008)
Iggy the Iguana is the first book in the Iggy chapter-book series by Melissa M. Williams. The story focuses on the major themes of acceptance, friendship, and diversity while Iggy starts a brand new school. The transition from a private “all-lizard” school to a public “all animal” school is eye-opening and challenging for Iggy and he soon learns to accept that just because other animals are different doesn’t mean they can’t become some of your greatest friends. By the end of Iggy’s 4th grade year, he realizes that changing schools was the best move he could have made! Discover first crushes, new schools, bullies, and backyard fun in this first book in a wonderful series for kids!