Chrysanthemum

  • by Kevin Henkes
  • Narrated by Meryl Streep
  • 0 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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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...

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No Pictures, but it's Streep & Henkes

Can a Kevin Henkes story ever fail to be charming, hilarious, and infused with excellent take-home messages for young readers? Can anything performed by Meryl Streep ever be less than riveting? Honestly, this is a book I would have enjoyed even WITHOUT the grandson. I knew he'd be disappointed with the lack of pictures (we've come to expect illustrations with our Audible kids titles), so before we sat down to listen, I acquired a paper/print copy, and kept it handy so we could turn the pages together. We both loved it! Will certainly listen again many more times; heck, just writing this, I feel like listening again now, and the kid went to bed hours ago. Grade: A+

Note to SLPs who work with children or with developmentally delayed adults who have articulation goals: This book (the paper/print version, at any rate) is an AWESOME tool to add to your collection of speech therapy materials. I haven't seen a book this naturally suited for artic tx since Hooway for Wodney Wat.
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- Gretchen SLP "Avid listener on my daily commute!"

I read this when I was just a young girl, I <3 it.

When I was little I was picked on for my name, and when I found this book it made me feel good about my name. I highly recommend this book to parents who kids are being bullied, it'll teach them how to be happy with themselves and they'll know: They're absolutely positively perfect!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2014
  • Publisher: Weston Woods