The book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes can be used for lessons on data collection. The book can be used for an activity which allows students to collect data on the lengths of their names, comparing them to the length of Chrysanthemum's name. The book can also be used to include more formal data anaylsis through line plots, graphing and identifying statistical elements(median, mode, range) of the collected data. This book can also be used for an introductory reading activity in the beginning of the year as students learn to read their classmates' names. The book can also be used to explore letter symmetry in student names. Which upper case/lower case letters are symmetric? The book can also be used for lessons on vowels and consonants. This book can be used in Pre-K to 5 grade classrooms.