Henkes, Kevin Chrysanthemum Big Book

ISBN 13: 9780061119743

Chrysanthemum Big Book

4.31 avg rating
( 42,855 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780061119743: Chrysanthemum Big Book

Chrysanthemum thinks that she has a perfect name. That is until she goes to school. Victoria points out that her name only just fits on her badge and that she is named after a flower. School gets worse until she meets the music teacher, Mrs Delphinium Twinkle. And suddenly Chrysanthemum blossoms.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Until Chrysanthemum started kindergarten, she believed her parents when they said her name was perfect. But on the first day of school, Chrysanthemum begins to suspect that her name is far from perfect, especially when her class dissolves into giggles upon hearing her name read aloud. That evening, Chrysanthemum's parents try to piece her self-esteem back together again with comfort food and a night filled "with hugs, kisses, and Parcheesi". But the next day Victoria, a particularly observant and mean-spirited classmate, announces that Chrysanthemum's name takes up 13 letters. "That's half the letters in the alphabet!" she adds. Chrysanthemum wilts. Pretty soon the girls are making playground threats to "pluck" Chrysanthemum and "smell her".

Kevin Henkes displays great compassion for the victims of childhood teasing and cruelties, skilfully employing fresh language, endearing pen-and-ink mouse characters and realistic dialogue to portray real-life vulnerability. He also has great compassion for parents, offering several adult-humour jokes for anxious mummies and daddies. On the surface, the finale is overly tidy and the coincidences unbelievable. But in the end, what sustains Chrysanthemum, as well as this story, is the steadfast love and support of her family. And because of this, the closure is, ultimately, convincing and comforting. ALA Notable Book, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Horn Book Fanfare Honor List. (Ages 4 to 8) --Gail Hudson

Review:

Pefectly executed in words and pictures. ( Horn Book (starred review))

An absorbing and reassuring book about feeling different, this is ideal to share with 4- to 7-year-olds. ( The Guardian, 5/9/00)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Henkes, Kevin
ISBN 10: 0061119741 ISBN 13: 9780061119743
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800611197430000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Henkes, Kevin
Published by HARPER FESTIVAL (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061119741 ISBN 13: 9780061119743
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER FESTIVAL, 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780061119743

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.20
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kevin Henkes
Published by Greenwillow Books, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061119741 ISBN 13: 9780061119743
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwillow Books, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Kevin Henkes (illustrator). Reprint. 470 x 371 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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? This popular picture book has sold more than a million copies and was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association. Perfectly executed in words and illustration, Chrysanthemum exemplifies Henkes s talent for creating true picture stories for young audiences. --The Horn Book Supports the Common Core State Standards. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780061119743

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kevin Henkes
Published by Greenwillow Books, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061119741 ISBN 13: 9780061119743
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwillow Books, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Kevin Henkes (illustrator). Reprint. 470 x 371 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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? This popular picture book has sold more than a million copies and was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association. Perfectly executed in words and illustration, Chrysanthemum exemplifies Henkes s talent for creating true picture stories for young audiences. --The Horn Book Supports the Common Core State Standards. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780061119743

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Henkes, Kevin
Published by Greenwillow Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061119741 ISBN 13: 9780061119743
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwillow Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061119741

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.40
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Henkes, Kevin
Published by Greenwillow Books
ISBN 10: 0061119741 ISBN 13: 9780061119743
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwillow Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061119741 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4263158

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.20
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Henkes, Kevin
Published by Greenwillow Books
ISBN 10: 0061119741 ISBN 13: 9780061119743
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwillow Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061119741. Bookseller Inventory # Z0061119741ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kevin Henkes
Published by Greenwillow Books
ISBN 10: 0061119741 ISBN 13: 9780061119743
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwillow Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Kevin Henkes (illustrator). Paperback. 32 pages. Dimensions: 18.5in. x 14.6in. x 0.1in.Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lillys Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kittens 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 perfectuntil her first day of school. Youre named after a flower! teases Victoria. Lets smell her, says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom againThis popular picture book has sold more than a million copies and was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association. Perfectly executed in words and illustration, Chrysanthemum exemplifies Henkess talent for creating true picture stories for young audiences. The Horn BookSupports the Common Core State Standards This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780061119743

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.17
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kevin Henkes
ISBN 10: 0061119741 ISBN 13: 9780061119743
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 389mm x 5mm x 480mm. Paperback. She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum.Chrysanthemum loved her name?until she started school.A terrific read-aloud for the classroom and libraries She was .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 32 pages. 0.499. Bookseller Inventory # 9780061119743

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kevin Henkes
ISBN 10: 0061119741 ISBN 13: 9780061119743
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatched within 2 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-ING-00139814

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book