HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

Chrysanthemum (1991)

by Kevin Henkes

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
6,9963571,133 (4.38)17
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 17 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 356 (next | show all)
I really enjoyed reading this book. I think it is a great way to show students how to celebrate our differences. The illustrations were also very detailed and cute. ( )
  PaytonSiragusa | Sep 16, 2022 |
Goodreads Review:
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?
  NativityPeaceLibrary | May 29, 2022 |
Chrysanthemum, a tiny mouse loves her name until she starts school. Some of the kids make fun of her name. It isn’t until their music teacher, whom they all love, tells them she too is named after a flower, that they change their mind. ( )
  skstiles612 | Jan 21, 2022 |
Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 9, 2021 |
"Mailbox", Gr. 1, Aug/Sept 2007
"Mailbox", K-Gr. 1, Aug/Sept 2005
  AprilGraziano | Sep 4, 2021 |
Showing 1-5 of 356 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

Belongs to Series

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
The day she was born was the happiest day in her parents' lives.
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
My favorite of all the MANY Kevin Henkes books I've read recently, Chrysanthemum is the story of a little girl mouse who believes that her name is perfect... until some nasty girls at school tell her differently. Henkes resolves the story beautifully -- with a teacher who also has a long flower name -- and is sensitive throughout to the hurt that Chrysanthemum feels. Henkes' child protagonists are always supported and always found to be in the right, and the resolution always comes in a way that isn't mean-spirited.

A wonderful, comforting book for young children, with enough clever asides in the illustrations to keep parents engaged as well.
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (4.38)
0.5
1 3
1.5
2 12
2.5 2
3 73
3.5 13
4 253
4.5 25
5 394

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 177,029,248 books! | Top bar: Always visible