It's hard first going to school. There are so many unknowns, so many new things and all of a sudden you're in a new world surrounded by all new people who are also figuring out how to express themselves in relation to others. Names are hot topic that first week back? What does your name mean? What about mine? Some names are funny? Well this is a wonderful book about celebrating your name and also the names of your peers— even if they sound different.
Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day of school. "You're named after a flower!" teases Victoria. "Let's smell her," says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again?
A wonderful book about empathy and understanding by my all-time favorite author Kevin Henkes.