Chrysanthemum

Paperback | December 30, 2008

byKevin HenkesIllustratorKevin Henkes

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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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Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. What’s in a name? A great deal if your name is ‘Chrysanthemum’! The little girl in this Kevin Henkes’ story must endure the ridicule of her school chums as they joke and giggl...

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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 he...

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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 stud...

“Henkes’s language and humor are impeccably fresh, his cozy illustrations sensitive and funny, his little asides to adults an unobtrusive delight. . . . Another winner from this perceptive artist.” (Kirkus Reviews (pointered review))

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.13 inPublished:December 30, 2008Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0688147321

ISBN - 13:9780688147327

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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From Our Editors

Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. What’s in a name? A great deal if your name is ‘Chrysanthemum’! The little girl in this Kevin Henkes’ story must endure the ridicule of her school chums as they joke and giggle about her name. Chrysanthemum is quite confused about the teasing, but she’s no wallflower -- she’ll find a way to get through this little predicament. Chrysanthemum is an ideal story for kids heading off to school for the first time.

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“Henkes’s language and humor are impeccably fresh, his cozy illustrations sensitive and funny, his little asides to adults an unobtrusive delight. . . . Another winner from this perceptive artist.” (Kirkus Reviews (pointered review))