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  • Kevin Henkes
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  • Picture Books
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  • Kevin Henkes Mouse Books
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  • Kevin Henkes Novels
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  • About The Author Kevin Henkes was born in 1960 in Racine, Wisconsin. Throughout his childhood, he and his family visited the local public library. Inspired by illustrators such as Crockett Johnson and Garth Williams, Henkes decided at an early age that he would be an artist, and enjoyed frequent visits to the nearby art museum. His high school teacher encouraged his writing that immediately gave Henkes the idea for his future career. Henkes' first picture book, drafted while he was still in high school, was accepted for publication when Henkes was just 19, an art major at the University of Wisconsin. Since then, he has worked steadily, writing and illustrating more than 15 picture books that have won him a devoted audience as well as considerable critical acclaim. Owen was named a Caldecott Honor Book, one of many awards and citations Henkes has received. In 2004, Henkes won another Newbery Honor for Olive's Ocean. In addition to his self-illustrated picture books, Henkes has written picture books that others have illustrated, and a number of novels for young readers. He lives with his wife and children in Madison, Wisconsin.
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  • Books and Awards All Alone (1981) Clean Enough (1982) Bailey Goes Camping (1985) Grandpa & Bo (1986) and the Council of Wisconsin Writers Picture Book Award. A Weekend with Wendell (1986) and Children's Choices 1987. Once Around the Block (1987) Library of Congress Best Books of the Year.Library of Congress Sheila Rae, the Brave (1987) Chester's Way (1988) and the ALA Notable Children's Books 1988.ALA Notable Children's Books Jessica (1989) Shhhh (1989) Julius, the Baby of the World (1990) Winner of the ALA Notable Children's Books 1990, Booklist Editors Choice 1990Booklist Editors Choice Chrysanthemum (1991) Chrysanthemum Owen (1993) The Biggest Boy (1995) Good-Bye Curtis (1995) Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (1996) Circle Dogs (1998) Charlotte Zolotow Award: Highly Commended 1999.Charlotte Zolotow Award Oh! (2000) Wemberly Worried - Winner of the ALA Notable Children's Book 2000, Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award 2000, Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books 2001, School Library Journal Best Children's Books 2001Parenting MagazinePublishers Weekly Olive's Ocean (2004) Newbery Honor Book Olive's OceanNewbery Honor Book Kitten's First Full Moon (2005) Kitten's First Full Moon Lilly's Big Day (2006) A Good Day (2007) Bird Lake Moon (2008) Birds (2009) Old Bear (2009) My Garden (2010) Little White Rabbit (2011) Junonia (2011)
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  • Books and Awards Chester's Way (1988):ALA Notable Children's Books 1988.ALA Notable Children's Books Julius, the Baby of the World (1990): Winner of the ALA Notable Children's Books 1990, Booklist Editors Choice 1990Booklist Editors Choice Chrysanthemum (1991) Chrysanthemum Wemberly Worried - Winner of the ALA Notable Children's Book 2000, Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award 2000, Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books 2001, School Library Journal Best Children's Books 2001Parenting MagazinePublishers Weekly Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (1996) These five books we have chosen to reflect on for this author study.
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  • Mouse Books Henkes's style has evolved over the years to include more humor, more whimsy and a lot more mice. Though he began illustrating his picture books with realistic drawings of children, he's since developed a recurring cast of mouse characters rendered in a more cartoon-like style -- though with a range of expressions that make the spirited Lilly, anxious Wemberly, fearless Sheila Rae and sensitive Chrysanthemum into highly believable heroines. Owen, the story of a little mouse who isn't ready to give up his tattered security blanket, won a Caldecott Honor Medal for its winsome watercolor-and-ink illustrations. Many of Henkes's mouse books deal with such common childhood ordeals as starting school, being teased and getting lost. As a grown-up, Henkes is able to translate difficult childhood transitions into stories that are both honest and reassuring. In a review of Chrysanthemum, Kirkus Reviews noted: "Henkes's language and humor are impeccably fresh, his cozy illustrations sensitive and funny, his little asides to adults an unobtrusive delight."
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  • Chrysanthemum (1991) She was a perfect baby, and her doting parents chose a name to match, Chrysanthemum. She is proud of her musical name until kindergarten, when she finds herself in a world of strange new names such as Sue, Bill, Max, Sam, and Joe. That wouldn't be so bad if the others--like Victoria--hadn't made a mean-spirited game of tormenting her, sending her home in tears to be comforted with cuddles and Parcheesi. The class learns that their popular music teacher not only has a whopper of a name herself--Delphinium--but also plans to name her expected baby by the prettiest name she has heard, Chrysanthemum. This charming mouse with her delicate little face seems just right for her name. (reading of the story) Book Summary
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  • Chrysanthemum (1991) This book was inspired by a remembered feeling although the incident in the book is not the same one that originally provoked the feeling. This book is about family, and about starting something new and going out into the hard world. Kevin Henkes remembers going to kindergarten: my grandfather had a beautiful rose garden, and he gave me the last roses of the season to bring to the kindergarten teacher the next day. I don't even remember how it happened, but an older kid took these flowers from me on the playground and I remember coming home, feeling awful. My father picked me up from school the next day; kids were streaming out of the school and my father wanted me to point out the kid. I remember seeing the kid and deciding not to tell that he was the one who did it. It was my first step into the world, making those hard decisions. But I also remember the feeling of coming home from school each day and feeling elated to be home. No matter what happened in school, you could walk through the back door and feel good."
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  • Chrysanthemum (1991) The range of expression and emotion Henkes conveys in his pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are "absolutely perfect." The impressionistic floral backdrops and patterning reinforce the story's lighthearted, yet tender theme. This sensitive story will strike a chord with young children, particularly those who also have difficult or unfamiliar names.
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  • Chrysanthemum (1991) Classroom Activities After reading this book: *Write each students name on sentence strips. How many letters are in your name? Make a class graph using the amount of letters in each students name. *Look up the meaning of each childs name in a baby book. Ask your parents why they chose your name. Write about what you have learned. *Spell your name out of different materials (small paper scraps, sequins, beans, macaroni, glitter, feathers, ribbon, pieces of wrapping paper, etc) and write the meaning your name below it. Discuss how nobody decorated their name the same just like nobody in our classroom is the same. We are all different and that is ok! *This book leads a great discussion for community building at the beginning of the year. There are many different emotions expressed in this great book to explore. *Write Chrysanthemum on the board and count the letters in her name and make a stack of 13 unifix cubes (one cube for each letter of her name). Each child counts the number of letters in his/her name and makes their stack of unifix cubes. Is your name longer or shorter than Chrysanthemums? Who has the longest unifix tower? Who has the shortest? Arrange yourself from shortest to longest.
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  • Julius A Baby of the World (1990) Book Summary At first, big sister Lilly thought it might be fun to have a new baby in the family. When baby Julius is born, his parents think he is just perfect. Julius is the baby of the world they chime as they kiss and admire him. But Lilly, Juliuss older sister, knows differently. I am the Queen, said Lilly and I hate Julius. Lilly thinks her new baby brother, Julius, is disgusting. Soon the jealousy is too much for her, and she proceeds with a rejection campaign that is hysterically funny. Lillys, selfish behavior is making her miserable. But, when Cousin Garland dares to criticize Julius at a family party, Lilly bullies her into loudly admiring Julius as the baby of the world. Lilly knows her baby brother is nothing but dreadful until she claims him for her own.
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  • Julius A Baby of the World (1990) Through bright watercolors and handwritten, cartoon-style dialogue, Henkes relishes Lilly's wickedness. For example, she delights in insulting her oblivious baby brother: "If you were a food, you'd be a raisin," she whispers into his crib. "If you were a number you'd be zero." When she paints an elaborate family portrait, she leaves Julius out. When she throws a tea party, guess which baby doesn't get an invitation?
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  • Julius A Baby of the World (1990) Kevin Henkes came to a point in his career where his writing became more and more humorous.that is when his illustrations started to change. His early stories were told straightforwardly, sometimes by a child narrator, and illustrated with realistically rendered children. As his stories became more humorous, Henkes found th