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Kevin Henkes has great compassion for the victims of childhood teasing and cruelties--using 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-humor jokes for anxious mommies 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 utterly comforting. ALA Notable Book, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Horn Book Fanfare Honor List. (Ages 4 to 8) --Gail Hudson
This is a great book. Teaching kids to love themselves no matter what and that it is okay to be different. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Christina Mathis
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The book is not readable on the 7" kindle fire. My daughter loved this book after reading it in school. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tina Miller
I love this book. I love to read it to elementary school children. (I'm a teacher.) But I also really appreciate the clever humor hidden in plain sight for the adults. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sharon Huggins
This book became my 5 yr olds favorite book! He loved the story so much. It was a perfect time for us since he started Kindergarten this year and he has a different first name. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lizzie218
Chrysanthemum is a very fun book to read and it teaches you not to make fun of others and to try to be happy with your namePublished 1 month ago by mikkic