|Author: Kevin Henkes|
|Loving her name until the first day of school, Chrysanthemum is embarrassed when Victoria teases that she is named after a flower, and she learns an important lesson in self-esteem. Storytime Book. Reprint. *Author: Henkes, Kevin *Publication Date: 1996/09/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 1-2 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 7.75 *Height: 9.75|
From the Publisher:
Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect, until her first day of school. When her new friends make flower jokes at her expense, Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again? 1991 ALA Notable Book. Full color.
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 students were introduced to their music teacher, Mrs. Twinkle. Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle. And suddenly, Chrysanthemum blossomed....
Chrysanthemum loves her unusual name, but her classmates tease her about it. Fortunately, her music teacher helps her out.Chrysanthemum experiences the kindergarten nightmare of being made fun of, only to have the last word. The little white mouse loves and adores her name until the first day of school, when everyone makes fun of her mercilessly. Chrysanthemum has no idea her name is unusual until snooty Victoria points it out. Soon, Chrysanthemum is longing for something much plainer, like Jane. But when Mrs. Twinkle--the music teacher--steps in, she saves the day. With colorful illustrations.