February Author Study: Kevin Henkes

We’re enjoying getting to know Kevin Henkes‘ beloved characters this month.  Among others, there’s Lily the drama queen, Chrysanthemum with the identity crisis, and my absolute favourite – Wemberly the worry wart.

With a clearly laid out beginning, middle, end, problem and solution to each story, these books really allow us to take a closer look at the anatomy of a narrative.  Those charming, funny and well developed characters also lend themselves well to grand conversations about relationships and individuality.

I’ve been waiting all year to read aloud his books and they certainly don’t disappoint.

Oh, and there’s Chester.  He plays croquet.  Seriously, so awesome.

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