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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (original 1996; edition 1996)

by Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)

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Title:Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Authors:Kevin Henkes
Other authors:Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
Info:Greenwillow Books (1996), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:K-3, Easy, Fiction, Teachers

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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes (1996)

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It is a goof realistic fiction talks about a real story that could hapen to any one of us. Lilly is mightily pleased with her life at the moment. She loves school and she adores her teacher Mr. Slinger. Mr. Slinger is the coolest prof in the world. He wears crazy colored ties, refers to his students as “rodents”, provides yummy tasty snacks, and has a penchant for patterned shirts. Lilly is determined to someday be a teacher all thanks to Mr. Slinger. Unfortunately, Lilly’s Slinger-love takes a downward turn when she brings her new purple plastic purse to class. Noisily displaying it at an inappropriate time, Slinger confiscates the item until the end of the day. In anger, Lilly draws a mean portrait of her teacher and hides it in his book bag. But when the young girl opens her returned purse outside of school, she finds a note reading, “Today was a difficult day. Tomorrow will be better”, and some yummy snacks are included. Suddenly wracked with guilt, Lilly decides to make up with her teacher and by the end the two have reconciled. ( )
  SSilvia | Feb 13, 2017 |
This book is about Lilly who loved everything about school. She really liked her teacher, she wrote stories about him and drawing him. Lilly wanted to be a teacher. Lilly really wanted to show her purse to everyone but she kept showing it off and would not listen to Mr. Slinger so he had to take it away from her. This book keeps the reader engaged with the story.This is a great book to read aloud to second graders. ( )
  Sthefania | Jan 31, 2017 |
This is a great book about rules and I think that it would be perfect in the classroom to go over these rules through this book because it would be more entertaining and engaging for students. The literary devices are also a big part of this book. ( )
  Oliviacap | Nov 21, 2016 |
lilly loves school and her new teacher but when her new teacher disciplines lilly, she decides to draw a mean note about him. and when she went home she looked into her pursue and find a nice note from her teacher. she runs home and writes him an apology.
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  TUCC | Nov 11, 2016 |
"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" is a great picture book that talks about how important it is to follow classroom rules and to respect the teacher. Lilly really liked her teacher Mr. Slinger very much. She drew pictures of him, wrote stories about him, and wrote him letters. One day though, Lilly went to school with a purple purse that played music, shiny sunglasses, and three quarters. She kept showing everyone her things causing the class to be distracted while Mr. Slinger was teaching. Mr. Slinger eventually took them away from her, which caused Lilly to be mad at him and write him a very mean letter. Even though he read the mean letter, he still showed Lilly that everything was okay, which caused Lilly to regret writing it. She formally apologized to him and felt much better from doing so. This book shows how important it is to follow classroom rules to keep a lesson going smoothly and to also know that just because a teacher is enforcing a rule, that it doesn't mean they're against the student. Overall, I really liked this book. I would read this with my students during a lesson on Kevin Henkes' books and during a lesson about following classroom rules. ( )
  goreyes | Oct 24, 2016 |
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The irrepressible mouse heroine of Chester's Way and Julius, the Baby of the World returns for another true-to-life and very funny episode. Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger--until he takes away her musical purse because she can't stop playing with it in class. Lilly decides to get revenge with a nasty drawing of "Big Fat Mean Mr. Stealing Teacher!" but when she finds the kind note he put in her purse, she's filled with remorse and has to find a way to make things right again. Children will sympathize with Lilly's impulsive mistake and laugh uproariously at the witty and expressive pictures of the very human mice. In a starred review, Publisher's Weekly called this book "sympathetic and wise." (Ages 4 to 8)

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Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.

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