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Chrysanthemum - Kevin Henkes

The book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes is great book to read aloud to as classroom. It is about a little mouse named Chrysanthemum who absolutely adores her name. Her parents love her name as well and remind her just how beautiful it is all the time. When Chrysanthemum gets to school, her classmates tease her about her name. They say its too long and that its funny because she is names after a flower. Later on in the story, Chrysanthemum and her classmates encounter a sweet music teacher with a a flower for a name and who likes Chrysanthemum's name very much. All of her classmates soon realize that is is a pretty name after all. This will surely be a book that i will add to my collection. the book has a wonderful moral about being kind and accepting of our friends. This would Be a great book to use to my class when introducing bullying prevention and explaining how words can hurt. There are so many activities I would love to use that stem from this book but one of the activities I would do would be to have my students would be the flower pot coloring page. The students would spell out their name by writing each letter on each petal of the flower. When they are finished writing it, they will be instructed to write not he flower pot who many letters are in their names. I would give this book a five star rating out of five and it is listed as a 460L on the Lexile scale. I can't wait to use this book in my class.