Chrysanthemum, by Henkes, Kevin
- ISBN: 9780688147327 | 0688147321
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 6/1/2010
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....
"... language and humor are impeccably fresh, his cozy illustrations sensitive and funny, his little asides to adults an unobtrusive delight." - Kirkus Reviews (pointered review)
"Chrysanthemum exemplifies Henkes's talent for creating true picture stories for young audiences."- The Horn Book (starred review)