Title: Chrysanthemum

Author: Kevin Henkes

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1991, Greenwillow Books


  • Ages 5-10
  • Type: Picture Book
  • Length: 30 pages
  • Categories: Friendship, Highly Gifted, Uniqueness, Fears, Start of School

Gifted Traits:

  • Emotional
  • Energetic
  • Imaginative

Main Characters: Chrysanthemum- a young mouse starting school
Victoria, Rita, and Jo-classmates that tease her
Mrs. Twinkle-the loving music teacher that encourages individuality
Reviews: Amazon Scholastic Personal Recommendation: In this lively tale, a sweet mouse named Chrysanthemum is teased about her long name. She goes from being an excited mouse on the first day of school, to a sad and embarassed mouse. Things take a turn after Mrs. Twinkle declares she is considering Chrysanthemum as a name for her baby! Links to Lessons: Classroom Ideas More Ideas Posted by: Lou Ann Timmreck Michelle Rincon

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