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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

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
Tags:K-3, Easy, Fiction, Teachers

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


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This book could be used for 1st or 2nd graders becuase they could easily relate to it and be able to understand Lilly's emotions. You could use this book to teach students about apologizing and listening to their teacher (or parents). You could have them write a letter or draw a picture like Lilly did to someone they may need to apologize to. Or they could write a letter to Mr. Slinger as if they were Lilly and apoogixe for their behavior in class. Continuing with writing, you could have the students write about a time that maybe they were frustrated with a teacher because of something they did, This story is good for kids this age because they can connect with it so well. ( )
  vross316 | Feb 7, 2016 |
Good book to both teach kids a lesson but also to engage students in an imaginary book. ( )
  rprado14 | Jan 26, 2016 |
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes is one of my favorite books. I know from experience that young children love this book. It can be used successfully in a lot of different lessons for young children. The book models what good behavior should be like for students, and what happens when they don't follow the rules. I would recommend this book for the early elementary school grades. ( )
  swarnk1 | Dec 8, 2015 |
I think this is a good book because Lilly has such a positive attitude for going to school. When she does something wrong, she makes sure to apologize which teaches a very good lesson.
  jfala001 | Nov 30, 2015 |
Lily's Purple Plastic Purse is a great story about a student who is having a hard time not distracting the class. The story shows how her and her teacher resolve the issue and strengthen their friendship.
  ejoy13 | Nov 17, 2015 |
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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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