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? This popular picture book has sold more than a million copies and was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association.
This back-to-school book addresses social/emotional concepts such as, how to treat classmates with tolerance, kindness, and compassion. This book is also filled with great examples of imagery and personification. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Chrysanthemum in speech therapy below: