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Chrysanthemum - Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum, is about a little girl or a mouse, that was named after a flower. Chrysanthemum was born perfect. She always loved her name until the other kids in her class started making fun of her name. Now, the name Chrysanthemum, wasn't so perfect anymore. Once the music teacher shared her first name with the class that she was also named after a flower, the students look at Chrysanthemum differently as she did herself.

This book would be good to use at the beginning of the year, making connections, cause/effect, and character traits and feelings. this book would be good to use in grades k-2.