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    Chrysanthemum/Crisantemo

    by Kevin Henkes and Kevin Henkes

    A little mouse thinks her name is absolutely perfect until she starts school and all the kids make fun of her.

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    Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes: Reading Response Road Map

    Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes: Reading Response Road Map

    Take a navigated journey through a picture book! Use this reading response map as your guide through Kevin Henkes' Wemberly Worried.

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Chrysanthemum

Author: Kevin Henkes

Illustrator: Kevin Henkes

Interest Level:
K-2

Lexile Framework:
460L

Grade Level Equivalent:
2

Guided Reading Level:
L

Age:
5-7

Genre:
Comedy and Humor

Subject:
Individuality, Bullying, Pride and Self-Esteem, Elementary School

About This Book

Chrysanthemum loves her name — until she starts kindergarten, which is an unfamiliar world full of short names like Sue, Bill, Max, Sam, and Joe. But it's Victoria who really makes Chrysanthemum wilt, offering that she was named after her grandmother, which is much more important than being named after a flower. Though Chrysanthemum's parents try to soothe her wounded soul with "hugs, kisses, and Parcheesi," it's not easy to find solace (and regain lost self-esteem) with all the girls on the playground threatening to "pluck" and "smell" you.

Then the children meet their music teacher, charismatic Mrs. Twinkle. Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle, that is. When Mrs. Twinkle announces that she wants to name her baby the prettiest name she has ever heard, and that that name is Chrysanthemum, all the kids wish they had flower names, too. For her part, Chrysanthemum blooms once again.

In this award-winning picture book, favorite author/illustrator Henkes once again demonstrates his talent for capturing the difficult dramas of childhood in simple text and cartoon-like illustrations. His mouse characters, depicted in energetic pen-and-ink and watercolor pictures, have all the depth and dimension of real kids (and parents). Especially appropriate for any child with a difficult or unusual name, this perceptive picture book will charm a wider audience with its wit and wisdom.


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