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Chrysanthemum

Henkes, Kevin (Book - 1991 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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 Supports the Common Core State Standards
Authors: Henkes, Kevin
Title: Chrysanthemum
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c1991.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
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ISBN: 0688096999
9780688096991
Statement of Responsibility: by Kevin Henkes
Subject Headings: Schools Fiction. Names, Personal Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Picture books for children-1991.
Topical Term: Schools
Names, Personal
LCCN: 90039803
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Aug 24, 2014
  • Rachel_Em rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Precious, priceless, fascinating, and winsome! Reading this as an adult, I recognize so many of the illustrations from childhood and am struck by how influential this book must have been on my kiddo brain. An absolutely classic back-to-school and be-yourself book that teaches compassion and strength of character like few others.

A delightful book about a young girl with a very different name. Bullying is touched upon as well as compassion. Cute ending! You'll want to read it twice!!

Oct 21, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very sweet story about a girl who is teased at school because of her unusual name. Could have used a bit more of Chrysanthemum sticking up for herself and a bit more of her classroom teacher putting a stop to the teasing. This book was written long before the bullying discussion was en vogue, so it may seem outdated and incomplete to some. Still a darling book with charming illustrations and a good message.

Dec 26, 2012
  • thekristenkat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great moral. Cute pictures, cute story.

Haha. I remember this. It was the first book I ever read. Happy memories.

Dec 13, 2008
  • Twoey Gray rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A great introduction to the hurt of teasing for children and the self-consciousness of elementary school. Adorable illustrations that will be well loved by readers. Definatley more geared towards young girls.

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Aug 10, 2012
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