By Kevin Henkes

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Grades P - 3Grades K - 4H3.31141
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?.
Publisher: Mulberry Books
ISBN-13: 9780688147327
ISBN-10: 0688147321
Published on 12/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 32

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"Chrysanthemum" is a story about a little mouse who thinks her name is perfect until she goes to school. All of the other mice made fun of her name because it was different. Chrysanthemum went home and told her parents she was sad. She even dreamed that she changed her name to Jane! Will things get better? Read to find out. Our class liked the part in this book when Chrysanthemum's parents gave her her special name. We thought it was funny when the other mice gave themselves flower names. Our class would recommend this book to any kid with a long name. We think that they could relate to Chrysanthemum and her long name.

This book is so wonderful! From this book, I learned to be happy and proud with my name. Chrysanthemum is ashamed of her name at first, but she learns to ignore others who make fun of her. This story really touched my heart.

loved this book.I think se has a very pretty name i love when this book teached m a lesson because it made me think of my life like when my teacher makes me happy

I loved the book. It helps people realize that they should be proud of there names and don't have in mind that they don't have pretty names because our names is a thing that makes us unique. I think this is a interesting book and it help us learn a lesson. I really recommend this book.

I love this book! Ahh, childhood memories! :)

my teacher actually read it to me and i thought it was great! it's about this girl named chrysanthemum. a lot of people teased her. but the end is happy

What a great book to teach with! It provides many connections for those who have ever felt down about themselves.