She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name. And then she started school. "I'm named after my grandmother," said Victoria. "You're named after a flower." Chrysanthemum wilted. Life at school didn't... show more
She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name. And then she started school. "I'm named after my grandmother," said Victoria. "You're named after a flower." Chrysanthemum wilted. Life at school didn't improve. In fact, it got worse. Then the students were introduced to their music teacher, Mrs. Twinkle. Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle. And suddenly, Chrysanthemum blossomed....
Publish date: December 30th 2008
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
, Picture Books
Series: Mouse Books
This is a great book to help build students' self esteem. The book could be read as a read aloud to help give students that extra boost of confidence. After the read aloud, the students could create a flower with something great about themselves on each petal. This book could also be used as an intr...
This book is about a little girl who gets made fun of at school because she was named after a flower. The little girl does everything she can think of to prevent the bullying but it does not work. Change only happens when a loved adult tells the students about her own name being from a flower. So th...
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes is my all time favorite children's book. As a child I could relate to Chrysanthemum because my name was also very long so I have always had a sweet connection to this book. I think that this book will be great for younger ages, and would be a great book to share one of ...
Chrysanthemum, written by Kevin Henkes, is about a little girl who is named after her grandmother. Chrysanthemum loves her name in the beginning of the story, but as she goes to school all the other children start bullying her about her name. She starts to believe that her name is not as beautiful a...
I think this book is good for students when learning about new and unique names. I think it would be good to use at the beginning of the school year when learning about acceptance. The students can learn that each person is unique and special in their own way and we will not make fun of others becau...