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
Chrysanthemum is a very relatable story to students who are just starting school. Dealing with the anxieties of trying to make new friends and being afraid of not fitting in can be addressed to students in a read aloud. The illustrations are colorful and detailed and connect with exactly what the te...
Chrysanthemum is such a relatable story for so many young readers! I remember being picked on when I was a child because my name was unusual. This book reminds children that although they are different, they should not be ashamed. Sweet Chrysanthemum perseveres, even when she faces a bully at school...
The book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes is great book to read aloud to as classroom. It is about a little mouse named Chrysanthemum who absolutely adores her name. Her parents love her name as well and remind her just how beautiful it is all the time. When Chrysanthemum gets to school, her classmates...
This book tells the story about a young mouse that loves her name, but when she attends school she begins to be bullied about her name she feels outcasted and different. Then, she meets a teacher that has a different name as well so this makes her feel valued, included, and special. This book is the...
Grade Level: Pre-K-K, 1-2 Lexile Level: 460L This sweet story is about a mouse named Chrysanthemum who at first, loves her name. But when her classmates begin to make fun of it, she begins to hate it and is upset that her classmates bully her. One day, a new teacher comes to her school with a name a...