Kevin Henkes book give-away “Chrysanthemum”

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on August 27, 2012

in Give-Aways

The other day I shared the book “Chrysanthemum”by Kevin Henkes with you and a few ideas that go along with it.  I plan to share this book with my students too in just a few more days…

As a participant in the Virtual Book Club for Kids, Harper Collins has given me the opportunity to give away one new copy of “Chrysanthemum” on my blog today!

After entering this give-away, click the box above to see more give-aways!

Enter to Win

If you would like to enter to win one copy of “Chrysanthemum”by Kevin Henkes for your home or classroom, simply leave a comment below on this blog post telling me who you will share this wonderful book with.

  • Enter a correct and current email address when you enter your comment so that I can notify you if you win.
  • This giveaway will be closed on Friday, August 31st, 2012 by 10pm EST.
  • The winner will be announced back here on my blog on Saturday, September 1st, 2012.
  • The winner of the giveaway will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond to my email so I can then forward the winners name, email, and address to Guidecraft. If the winner does not respond 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen…
  • The winner will need to provide me his or her address with permission to forward it to Harper Collins.
  • This give-away is only open to only those who live in the US.
  • One winner will be chosen from the comment section below  by Random Generator.

ENTRIES FOR THIS GIVEAWAY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL or COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK! YOU MUST COME TO THE BLOG TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENT!  If you are reading this by email, just click on the blue title of this post and it will bring you to the blog.

Good Luck!


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Disclosure:  I was not compensated in any way by Harper Collins for this give-away.

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1 Bethany @ No Twiddle Twaddle August 27, 2012 at 5:47 am

My children. Thank you, Deb, for hosting this!

2 Lori S August 27, 2012 at 6:03 am

I would share these books with my daughter, Lillie. We read Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse and other Kevin Henkes books a lot.

3 Dora M. Pistro August 27, 2012 at 6:25 am

I will share the book with my classroom. Thank you for the great ideas.

4 Karen August 27, 2012 at 6:27 am

I will share this book with my PreK class during the first week of school! I’m sure it will become a favorite that they will request over and over!

5 Lois Jones August 27, 2012 at 7:09 am

This book is wonderful to share with all my K-2 reading groups. Would love
to have a copy of my own.

6 Emily Hall August 27, 2012 at 7:13 am

Awesome find!.. My teachers and I were just talking about this book. We only have one book to share between the 4 of us. It’s in the lesson plans so we just roll with it. Thank you.

7 Amy Heilmann August 27, 2012 at 7:14 am

Kevin Henkes is actually both new to me and to my class this year so it was a coincidence that you were offering one of his books! Every month we focus on a different author and he is on tap for October. Always so excited to expose my students to new authors and now I get to learn about someone new too! Thanks!

8 Kristine August 27, 2012 at 7:19 am

I Love Chrysanthemum, it has been one of my favorite books since childhood and I love to share it with the children I care for. : )

9 Brandy August 27, 2012 at 7:23 am

We love Kevin Henkes around here and would love adding these to our collection!

10 Erlyne Osburn August 27, 2012 at 7:49 am

My kindergarten students have amazing and unique names this year – No Sam in the bunch! I think this story will really resonate with those students who feel a little uncomfortable with their names because of their complexity in spelling and in saying them. We are currently doing a lot of work with names so that the kids learn to recognize their own names as well as those of their classmates. Chrysanthemum will fit right into this plan!

11 Jessie's paintings August 27, 2012 at 7:57 am

I would share this with my son, and maybe his Kindergarten class. Thanks for all your great posts!

12 Amy August 27, 2012 at 7:59 am

What a fun giveaway! I’ll share this book with my two sons, ages 4 and 1. :-)

13 Brigette August 27, 2012 at 8:07 am

I would share it with my 2 daughters and in our Learn and Play group.

14 Sharon Limbaugh August 27, 2012 at 8:20 am

I would share Chrysanthemum with my four year old preschoolers during the first week of school.

15 Danna Coffey August 27, 2012 at 8:21 am

Thank you for sharing this opportunity. I have some unusual names in my class this year and “Chrysanthemum” is on my lesson plan for the first week of school.

16 Alexis August 27, 2012 at 8:27 am

I would love to share this book with my remedial reading students to start the school year off! It would make for a great lesson especially since I have different groups of children coming to me every period!

17 michele August 27, 2012 at 8:29 am

as soon as I saw your post, I thought what a wonderful way to start the year with the four year olds that I teach! thank you for this opportunity to get this book free.

18 Rosanna August 27, 2012 at 8:46 am

Good morning! I would share this book with my preschool class. I run a small preschool, serving up to 22 children in one mixed age classroom of three to five year olds.

19 Joanna Welch August 27, 2012 at 8:54 am

I will be sharing this book with my daughter, Ellie. I anticipate that with a name like Ellie she will be called smelly Ellie at some point in her schooling career. This book would be a great lesson for her.

20 Heather Gordon August 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

I would share this book with my son while I am homeschooling him, as well as my daycare children I teach and watch. This is a great giveaway that I would love to share with all the children in my life.

21 Nancy August 27, 2012 at 9:02 am

I would love to share this book with my preschool class and explore activities drawn from the book!

22 Melissa August 27, 2012 at 9:03 am

My little man who just turned 3 is who I would be reading this to. We don’t have this book and it would be his very first book of his own as all of his others are hand-me-down brother and sister books.

23 Elaine Lyga August 27, 2012 at 9:06 am

I will read this book to my new preschool class. :)

24 Omaira August 27, 2012 at 9:07 am

We love books in our home. I would share this book with my son, Jibril – Arabic for Gabriel – who also has a pretty unique name. He is three and is very much into the names of things right now. :)

25 Sophie Morrison August 27, 2012 at 9:10 am

Love the ideas!

26 Nadine August 27, 2012 at 9:11 am

I would share this book with my prek class and my children at home!

27 Lois Wachtel August 27, 2012 at 9:11 am

Good morning!
I am a reading partner for the Palm Beach Literacy Coalition, and I read weekly with children. In addition, I present early childhood workshops, and literacy is my “baby.”
I am surprised to admit that I have never read the book “Chrysanthemum,” although from everything on your blog, I definitely will look into it. Not only does it sound like a great book to share with my young students, but it sounds like a perfect addition to my reading and bookmaking workshops. My mind is already spinning with a lot of possible activities.
I am excited at the possibility of winning the book to add to my library, but more importantly, I’m anxious to share it with children and those working with children… what a fun opportunity.
Hope to hear from you on Friday, Lois

28 Monica Prewit August 27, 2012 at 9:11 am

I would read this book to my preschool students.

29 Jennifer Mawn Carney August 27, 2012 at 9:13 am

I would LOVE to win a copy of “Chrysanthemum”by Kevin Henkes! I am a first year teacher, working in a substantially seperate school for children with various special needs. For the past four years, I have worked with older students (ages 10 to 16), so, while preparing to work with my Pre-K – grade 1 students, I am feeling a little like a fish out of water. I have been scrambling to find materials and books that are appropriate for my new class. “Chrysanthemum” fits the bill, perfectly! Your blog has been an enormous help to me in terms of ideas and inspirations. Thanks so much for all of the great information!!

30 Ellie August 27, 2012 at 9:13 am

I have two children, ages 3 1/2 and almost 2, who would love this book.

31 Lorraine August 27, 2012 at 9:16 am

I would love to win and share it with the children that I care for at my in-home daycare.

32 The Many Thoughts of a Reader August 27, 2012 at 9:18 am

My students would love this!

33 Emily Rowe August 27, 2012 at 9:19 am

I will share this book with my Kindergarten class. I love Kevin Henke’s books!!

34 Jocelyn August 27, 2012 at 9:24 am

First, I would share this with my children. Then, I’d share it with my preschool kids. I am lucky enough at this moment to have children around the same age as my preschool kids, so I do everything at home first. My kids love the attention and being involved with my work :)

35 Tracy Arena August 27, 2012 at 9:30 am

I will share this book with my wonderful pre-kindergarten class. Several of the children in my class have very unique names this year.
Thanks, Tracy

36 Cheryl H. August 27, 2012 at 9:32 am

I plan to share this book with my preschoolers.

37 Christie August 27, 2012 at 9:32 am

I just started teaching preschool this year and would LOVE this for my classroom!!!

38 Lynn Nichelini August 27, 2012 at 9:49 am

After seeing your post about Chrysanthemum, I decided this would be a great book to read to my Pre-K class the first week of school. We are going to follow up by decorating our names and adding handprints, then will hang them up in time for Back to School Night.

39 Jill August 27, 2012 at 9:53 am

my girls jill. shoemaker

40 Aja Kunda August 27, 2012 at 10:00 am

I just started a new job. I will be able to watch my children and two others. I think this would be a great book to shae with everyone.

41 brandy dominy August 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

I would love to use this book with my son and our play group.

42 Brandi Calvert August 27, 2012 at 10:08 am

I really love your website!! I am a child care provider on a military installation and I get a lot of ideas that you post!! Thank you so much

43 Jill August 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

I love this book, and I do not have a copy of it! I always have to borrow it when I use it. I even used it in a class of Jr. High and High School girls at church!

44 Amber August 27, 2012 at 10:30 am

I would really enjoy sharing this with my two little daughters and niece! Thanks for the giveaway!

45 Lisa Hause August 27, 2012 at 10:39 am

My students! Thanks! Lisa Hause

46 Amy A August 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

I will share this book with my 4 year old Kindergarten classroom.

47 Julie S August 27, 2012 at 11:09 am

That sounds like such a fantastic book. My own little ones aren’t so little anymore so if it’s my lucky day I will share it will with my preschool class.

48 sally gilbert August 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

I will share this wonderful book with my daughter who is an elementary school teacher.

49 Kala August 27, 2012 at 11:30 am

I would love this for my kid! Thank you!

50 Linda W August 27, 2012 at 11:37 am


I can’t wait to use this book with my preschoolers during the first week of school. I do a similar activity when teaching them their names. I also sing a chant where the children have to find their name in a group of names.

51 Rebecca August 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I would share this book with my daughter, 3, and one day her little sister (who will be born at the end of the year!)

52 Angela Vogler August 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Hello, My name is Angela Vogler. I will be sharing this with my childcare friends while teaching them how special our names are.
Thank You

53 Amanda Facer August 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hello! I will share these books with my new preschool class opening this fall and my daughter! :)

54 Denise Basham August 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I would share this with mt daycare kids.

55 Amanda Facer August 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Hello! I will share this book with my NEW preschool class opening this fall. Of course, my daughter too. :)

56 Tanya M August 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I would read this book to my almost 4 year old daughter.
Thank you for the giveaway.

57 Jen B August 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I would love to share this book with my preschool class! Great book to use when introducing name writing :)

58 Lee August 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I would share this book with my grandchildren. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse is my 5 yr old granddaughter’s favorite!
I would also share it with my preschool classes. Every year in September we talk about our names and how we got them. Chrysanthemum is a great lead in to the activity.
As you can see the book would get years of use!

59 Katie August 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I have a preschooler, toddler and baby in my house right now. All 3 love books and quiet time with mommy, so the book would be shared by all. (I would also do the name lesson with my preschooler too.)

60 Sarah Terrell August 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

“Chrysanthemum” is a book I have enjoyed sharing with my pre-school friends. I would love to have a copy of my own to share with my class and I am expecting a little girl of my own on September 10th and would love to add it to my book collection for her.

61 Dottie August 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Our preschool would love this book.

62 Debbie Perkins August 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Love these books!! I teach preschool and these books are great!!!! Would love to have these in our preschool library!!

63 Lauren August 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I will share this book with my new class of preschoolers!

64 BusyBea9 August 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I just discovered your blog and as a homeschooler of every other grade, I am very grateful for your ideas for preschoolers! We just installed our oil pan/magnet board and it keeps our 2 and 4 year olds very entertained when I have to sit with the older kids! I now receive your blog via email and get very excited when I see you posted something new! Thank you!

65 Maggie J. August 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I will share this book with my preschoolers and my future children! Thanks for this opportunity! :)

66 Carly August 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

My daughter would love this book! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

67 Kim Haertel August 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I would share these books with my preschool class and children! My daughter loves these books!

68 Charlotte Madison August 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I will share the book with my 4 (soon to be 5) great-nephews whose mother is teaching them that kindness to all is most important. I had just recommended this book to her over the weekend!

69 nancy deibert August 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I would share this book with my grandson, and my headstart class.
nancy deibert

70 Debra August 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I will share it with my grandchildren and perhaps my sixth graders.

71 Sharon August 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I would love to share this book with my three preschool daughters!

72 Robin Mccaa August 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I would share this book with my classroom full of 18 preschoolers

73 Kelley Cooney August 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I would love to share this book with my 2 young daughters. As a home-schooling mom, I look forward to trying some of your wonderful ideas!

74 Erika Lewis August 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I love this book! I have it reserved at the library so I can pick it up for the first couple of weeks of school. I would LOVE to own it! Thanks!!

75 marin muncaster August 27, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I will share this with my pre-k class of four year olds. I love this book!

76 Jen August 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Kevin Hankes books and their extensions were so popular in my Kindergarten class- I can’t wait to try some in my new PreK class! Thanks for the reminder!

77 KellyBrz August 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm

I would share this book with my wonderful little son!

78 Holly August 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm

My own kids and I checked this book out at our local library today. It is a sweet story. I can’t wait to share it with my preschool class next week!

79 Stacey August 27, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I would share it with my kids (both at home and at school). I don’t think I have my own copy of this one–usually borrow it from the library.

80 Diane August 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I’d share this book with my preschool class, especially with the start of a new year! Even if I don’t win I’m planning to get the book from the library for my children-love Kevin Henkes’s books!

81 Tara H August 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I’d love this for my 5 boys!

82 Diane Quigley-Clune August 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I would love to win the book “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkea.
I would read it to my preschool class of 4 and 5 year olds. Thank you.

83 Jennie August 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I just borrowed this book today from a teacher at my school. I’m going to use it next week with the name activities that you suggested. I would love to have my own personal copy of Chrysanthemum.

84 Kristina August 28, 2012 at 12:28 am

I will share this book with our little Mommy & Me book club! I think the 4 year olds would love it :)

85 Kristin k August 28, 2012 at 8:34 am

I plan to share this with my daughters, age 4 and 2. My youngest is suspected of apraxia so I love finding engaging books for her. Thank you for the giveaway!

86 Stacy Perlysky August 28, 2012 at 8:59 am

I would share this book with my classes. This school year I am working at two different preschools, both part time. I know that the students in my class, both toddlers, would enjoy hearing Kevin Henkes’ book. I love to read books and then do an accompaning project to go with it. I think there is a lot of potential in this book to do something amazing and fun with the children.

87 Jayne August 28, 2012 at 9:12 am

Chrysanthemum has always been one of my favorite books. My daughters are 23 and 25 now and when they were little it was one of the books I read to them all the time. Now I am a Pre-K teacher of 4 and 5 year olds and they also love this story. To win a copy of this book would be a wonderful addition to my class library.
Thank you for this opportunity

88 Nancy August 28, 2012 at 9:29 am

I’ll share it with my two kids, and possibly with my daughter’s class if they have guest readers like they did in kindergarden.

89 Katrina August 28, 2012 at 10:00 am

My daughters would love this! =]

90 Pat Noe August 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

This book, Chrysanthemum, will be a perfect story to read to my 4-year-olds the first week of school. The children are just coming into my classroom ( from their 3-yr-old class) and this will be a great way of introducing each children’s name. I have nametags already made and after reading this book, I will hold up each nametag & ask the child to raise her/his hand. I’ll ask a few questions (“Tell us about yourself”) then will say the name again, hopefully introducing each child to others that may not know them. This will involve each child in the mlorning circle & will be a good start to the day!

91 Laura Roe August 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I would love to have the pleasure of reading this book to my preschoolers! I teach at a charter school in Dearborn. I think my students would enjoy Chrysanthemum!

92 Margaret August 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I would share it with my son. He has a name that isn’t very common anymore so he probably will never find things with his name on them…but we think his name is perfect!

93 Jessica August 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I will share it with my daughters. We love books.

94 jennifer August 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm

i would share this with my 3 1/2 yr old who has a challenging name for kids and adults to say! we love this book from the library and really all of his books. jessica is my daughter’s latest favorite. : )

95 Kelly Douglas August 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I would share this book with both my preschool class as well as my 8 year old daughter. My daughter, Lia, is my youngest child (#4 of 4). She was adopted when she was 7 months old. We changed her name when she was adopted from Min Ae to Lia Jeanne Min Ae giving her a middle name after my mom and keeping Min Ae as it was part of her. She always has to explain her extra long name to her friends so I think this would be a great book for her!

96 Tsuya August 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I will read and share Chrysanthemum with the children in my preschool class. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas you share with us!

97 Tanya August 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I am a preschool teacher and enjoy reading and learning about your classroom and your ideas. I am actually doing the theme All About Me and my kids are enjoying learning about themselves, and drawing themselves. I will love to read the book “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes to my preschoolers because they will learn that their name is also perfect!

98 Beth Plessner August 28, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Love your blog!! Just found it and am excited to incorporate some of your ideas into my new preschool!

99 LeAnn Johns August 29, 2012 at 7:17 am

This has always been one of my favorite books!

100 Carol Burdette August 29, 2012 at 7:41 am

Great ideas for sharing the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. I teach Pre K students in Ohio. Our class is called The Penguins. Thank you!

101 Nancy August 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Love his Birds book, and I would read it every day to my daughter, age 2, and son, age 4. It’ll be her first year of Playschool and his last…..sob,sob.

NancyLspangler at yahoo dot com

102 Leila August 29, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I would share it with my kids. We currently have Birds, by Kevin Henkes – we borrowed it from our local library. We love his books!

103 Brandi August 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Would love to have this for my 2 kids!

104 Dawn Stephens August 29, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I would share my copy of Chrysanthemum with my PreK class when discussing how special our names are.

105 LaQuetha August 30, 2012 at 12:05 am

I will share it with my classroom. It was one my favorite books to read.

106 Aly K August 30, 2012 at 1:11 am

I would love to win this book and add it to my growing classroom library! This is definitely a favorite, and my new years resolution was to add as many quality children’s books to my library as possible, so this would be wonderful! Thank you for the giveaway!

107 Heidi Pisle August 30, 2012 at 6:07 am

I am returning to teaching preschool this year after nine years of being home. I am starting to work on my units and realized there is a unit on “All About Me”. This book would be great for one of my lessons!

108 Stacey August 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I would share this book with my little boys and my daycare kids. They always love a new book and we’ve never read this one before.

109 Carrie August 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I would share this book with my daughter. This is one of her favorite books to get out the library and I know she would love to own it!

110 Simone August 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Crysanthemum is one of my favorite stories. I borrow it every year for my Pre-k class. I think it is such a great story to show that everyone is special and every name is unique!

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