Though lilly is a great big sister before her baby brother is born, she becomes jealous and angry after he is born. The pastel colors are so vibrant and appear to be done in colored pencil. Henkes wrote his first book during his freshman year in college. Teaching story elements with kevin henkes books blogger. But when lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and cant wait until sharing time, mr. Kevin henkes is an awardwinning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. Use the link to view some of the other lessons shared. Owens parents are in despairsoon owen will begin school, and he cant take fuzzy with him then. Kevin henkes end of the unit idea kids take a character and make large.
Kevin henkes author study lessons, ideas, printables. Sheila rae, the brave is a childrens book written and illustrated by kevin henkes and it is about how a brave little mouse named sheila rae tells everyone that she is not afraid of anything, at least until she gets lost in the woods when she tried to find a new way home. Character traits kevin henkes teachers pay teachers. Chesters way by emily education teachers pay teachers. He uses framing and fullbleed photos throughout this book. Find more information about kevin henkes videos, teaching resources, books, interviews, games, articles, and much more. Owens fuzzy yellow blanket is his favorite possession. Usa today caldecott award winner kevin henkes once again demonstrates perfect pitch for the emotional lives of the very young. Words of stone by kevin henkes is one of those feelgood books, those that you can read without feeling depressed or anything. The world of kevin henkes a p i c t u r e b o o k g uide it doesnt matter if youre the most popular kid in class when youre lost in a book. This set is perfect for your author and character traits study using kevin henkes books. Henkes books are always there to teach us a great lesson on life.
After a reading kevin henkes books, such as lillys purple plastic purse, owen, sheila rae the brave, chrysanthemum, chesters way, etc. This book is very similar to kevin henkes other mouse books. Character traits free posters and graphic organizers. He received the caldecott medal for kittens first full moon. All of his characters face some type of childhood problem that teaches them about growing up. Meet penny, by kevin henkes kevin henkes introduces us to his newest mouse penny. Awardwinning, new york times bestselling author and illustrator kevin henkes shows us his childhood drawings and paintings, talks about creating such memorable characters. I sometimes find myself looking for a book to read to my class that will serve as an example of good character or act as a literary pep talk. What matters is the book and the world it brings you.
Kevin henkes born november 27, 1960 is an american writer and illustrator of childrens. This is a readaloud story of the book chrysanthemum. Explore childhood themes with a kevin henkes author study. Award winning childrens book author and illustrator, kevin henkes, drawing one of his most beloved characters, lilly. Below you will find activities to match three of kevin henkes most popular books. Meet kevin henkes and little white rabbit kevin henkes brings us inside his kevin henkes introduces penny, the mouse main character of penny and her song, sharing his illustrating and writing processes for the book. His books are easily recognized by children because the title always contains the name of the main character. Kevin henkes uses strong characters in his mouse books making. Childrens authorskevin henkes wikibooks, open books for an. Some students asked if they could make up their own kevin henkes character, while others wanted to make their mouse look like their favorite character from one of his books. New character for kevin henkes by laura huff teachers. Kevin henkes draws lilly, one of his most beloved picture.
Celebrating the work of kevin henkes comprehension. Engage your students with these fun back to school character traits activities for the popular story, chrysanthemum by kevin henkes. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers i have so many favorite book characters but at the top of my list is lilly from lillys purple plastic purse by kevin henkes. Its a simple book, but a great beginning book for teaching students how to retell and summarize a story. In 1994 henkes was a runnerup for one of the premier american library association ala childrens book awards, the caldecott medal for owen, one of his mouse books. Most of the books by the author we studied are books about. Written and illustrated by kevin henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of lillys purple plastic purse, owen, and kittens first full moon, chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, selfesteem, and acceptance to share all year round. You cant help be read this book and try to be a teacher like mr. The past few weeks we have been immersed in my favorite books of the whole year. See how this teacher used books by kevin henkes to teach her. Following is a link to a wemberly mouse stick puppet as found on page 6.
This chrysanthemum by kevin henkes book study and name activities is packed. Kevin henkes is the winner of the 2020 childrens literature legacy award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the united states, whose books have made a significant and lasting contribution to literature for children. Kevin henkes is such a versatile authorillustrator. Kevin henkes uses strong characters in his mouse booksmaking them the perfect tool to use when studying character traits. Third graders use illustrations and key details as they compare and contrast the books, lillys purple plastic purse and another story staring the. How did you come to use mice as the characters in so many of your books. It is about a little girl who loves her name and has all the confidence in the world until she starts school. Chesters way character analysis chesters way, kevin. Check out this product in the kevin henkes growing bundle that features 8 of his books at a steep discount. Kevin henkes original indepth author interview kevin henkes, interviewed from his home in madison, wisconsin on october 20, 2010. Character traits character trait, kevin henkes books, reading. Kevin henkes character descriptions kevin henkes, author.
Kevin henkes lives with his family in madison, wisconsin. All about lillys purple plastic purse by kevin henkes. Teaching character traits using the kevin henkes mouse books. Readaloud of chrysanthemum by kevin henkes youtube. Wemberly worried character traits teachers pay teachers. Kevin henkes books list of books by author kevin henkes. Chrysanthemum book activities include a variety of differentiated activities to help teach your students about character traits, character changes, physical traits and feelings for the characters in the story. He has written novels, picture books, and chapter books. His other books include egg, old bear, a good day, chrysanthemum, and the beloved lillys purple plastic purse.
Blaze werla is quite an amusing kid what with his noahs ark collection with only one of each animal where there should be two, his lost key collection. Henkes is also the creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including lillys purple plastic purse, lillys big day, wemberly worried, chrysanthemum, and owen, for which he was awarded a caldecott honor. The world of kevin henkes kevin henkes official website. Author study of kevin henkes students also create own character map. Kevin henkes book, julius, the baby of the world gives children an interesting look at the difficulties that can be faced with the arrival of a new baby. Kevin henkes books, author biography, and reading level kevin henkes books. The activities were shared by teaching heart visitors who entered the 2005 back to school contest.
Teaching character traits using the kevin henkes mouse. It might be a book on fairness after an especially tough recess, a book on honesty after someones eraser collection goes missing, or maybe a book on perseverance to let a student who is feeling challenged know that it will all work out. You will utilize mouse stick puppets based on characters in the book for acting out your play. I let them run with that idea and i love how they turned out. Well, i may not have the cool factor, but connecting with kids in a special way is the point of this book. Henkes first book, all alone, was published in 1981 by greenwillow books. Chesters way character analysis after reading the story, chesters way by kevin henkes, students will decide which character was a better friend. Kevin henkes draws lilly, one of his most beloved picture book. Lilly is one of the great female characters in literature. Kevin henkes has composed a series of books in which lilly the mouse is a main character. Another kevin henkes book that i love reading to my students is kittens first full moon. I believe he has mastered the art of the picture book. Mice are popular characters in kevin henkess books. Of kevin henkes books, id have to say that lillys purple plastic purse is my favorite.
The students realized the characters were mentioned in various stories. Im certain it is because the characters are quite relatable and so much like my first graders. Wemberly worried by kevin henkes is a wonderful story about how getting over fears and worries. When i set out to write wemberly worried, i didnt know the book would end with the start of school, although in hindsight, it seems a logical path for the book to have taken. They will use a character trait to explain their answer and write evidence from the story to prove their character trait. Lilly, the star of chesters way and julius, th lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, mr. More than 50 books followed, including chrysanthemum and lillys purple plastic purse. Teacher vocab word cardsvocab flash cards color me by sight wordi have my own way too. Words of stone by kevin henkes goodreads share book. Chrysanthemumpublished in 1991, many readers can relate to this book if they have been teased for. See all books authored by kevin henkes, including chrysanthemum, and lillys purple plastic purse, and more on. Booklet letter to chester understanding characters poster an understanding characters craft.1121 1263 851 1181 997 1562 452 1316 1158 382 1420 327 1104 1018 772 838 1308 965 497 1511 11 1063 23 787 401 1095 954 1164 200 515 953 607 474