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ISBN13: 9780061119743
ISBN10: 0061119741
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Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round.

Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day of school. "You're named after a flower!" teases Victoria. "Let's smell her," says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again?

This popular picture book has sold more than a million copies and was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association. "Perfectly executed in words and illustration, Chrysanthemum exemplifies Henkes's talent for creating true picture stories for young audiences."—The Horn Book

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She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum.

Chrysanthemum loved her name—until she started school.

A terrific read-aloud for the classroom and libraries!

About the Author

Kevin Henkes was awarded the 2005 Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon. He is the creator of several picture books featuring his mouse characters, including Lilly's Big Day, the #1 New York Times Bestseller Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Mr. Henkes also writes for older children. His novels include the Newbery Honor Book Olive's Ocean, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Kevin Henkes vive en Madison, Wisconsin. La primera luna llena de Gatita es su trigesimocuarto libro para niños; todos fueron publicados por Greenwillow Books. Sus novelas incluyen el libro de Honor Newbery Olive's Ocean. Entre sus libros ilustrados se cuentan el éxito de librería No. 1 del New York Times Wemberly Worried, el libro de Honor Caldecott Owen, y el apreciado Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse.

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Jennifer Starkman, July 7, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Starkman)
This sweet, heartfelt story is one that every child will relate to. After all, doesn?t every child with a common name at some point long for a more unusual appellation and vice versa?
Little Chrysanthemum the mouse adores her name. She loves the way it sounds and looks, and thinks it is absolutely perfect. But when Chrysanthemum starts school, she finds that having an unusual name can be a burden as well as a blessing, when some of the other children start to tease her.
Chrysanthemum is a wonderful story about names and identity, self-confidence and self-image. It is written in a way that really speaks to kids, and delivers its message with a minimum of sermonizing and a neat, cheerful little twist at the end.
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Product Details

Henkes, Kevin
Greenwillow Books
by Kevin Henkes
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
School & Education
Social Issues - General
Social Issues - Friendship
Social Issues - New Experience
Situations / Friendship
Names, personal
Big books
Situations / New Experience
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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from PreS to 4
18.875 x 15.25 in 17.6 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
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Chrysanthemum loved her name—until she started school.

A terrific read-aloud for the classroom and libraries!

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