Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
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In Chrysanthemum , Chrysanthemum's only problem, once she reaches school age, seems to be her name which becomes the object of ridicule by jealous classmates. Chrysanthemum begins to feel that her name is "absolutely dreadful" instead of "absolutely perfect" as it once was. But with the help of supportive parents, and an especially wonderful music teacher, Chrysanthemum soon learns to appreciate the beauty and melodious sounds of her name again. Plan a "change your name day" at school. Bring a variety of artificial flowers into the classroom. Tell children the names of each. Tell children that the name of the flower will be their name for the day.
Chrysanthemum is the title of a children's picture book by the American writer and illustrator Kevin Henkes. The plot deals with a young mouse named Chrysanthemum , who loves her long, beautiful name until a girl named Victoria and her friends, Rita and Jo, tease her about it. However, a pregnant music teacher named Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle defends her, saying how a lot of people have long names, which makes them envy Chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemum's family comforts her as well.