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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:EDLS 3100
Tags:Easy, teachers, Character Development

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


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Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger. She also loves her new purse, but when it becomes a distraction, Mr. Slinger takes it away enraging Lilly. Will Lilly be able to overcome her anger and make amends with her once-favorite teacher?

Lilly is back in this adorable book about revenge and remorse. With it's cute story line and precious pictures, the book is sure to please! ( )
  lbblackwell | Jul 26, 2014 |
Lilly loves her teacher and her fabulous new purse, but when she brings her purse to school, she is nothing but distracted and distracting. After having her purse gently taken away, can she find a way to overcome her anger to repair her relationship with her teacher? ( )
  kradish | Jun 27, 2014 |
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse is the story of young Lilly who has just gotten a new plastic purse that plays music when it is opened. Along with the purse, Lilly has new sunglasses and three shiny quarters to put inside of the purse. Lilly loved school and was so excited to show her friends teacher her new things, but her teacher, Mr. Slinger didn't feel the same way. Lilly's new things were a distraction to her, him and the other students, so Mr. Slinger had to take Lilly's things away from her. This did not make Lilly happy and she hated Mr. Slinger after that and created a mean drawing of him, in which Lilly put in his bag before she left school that day. When Lilly returns home, with her new things, she finds a nice encouraging note from her teacher and Lilly feels awful about what she had done. This story shows forgiveness and understanding, as well as how to handle new toys, especially when in school. ( )
  bblender | Jun 13, 2014 |
This is very good at teaching character traits for comprhension.
  CassieWells | Apr 15, 2014 |
There are several reasons I like "Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse." First, the characters were believable and well-developed. Lilly was just like any other elementary school student. Children would be able to relate to her emotions. Second, the illustrations enhanced the story. I loved how there were multiple pictures to a page, and how some of the writing was used within the illustrations. Finally, even though the plot was clear for young students it pushes readers to broaden their perspectives. Children could think about what they want to be when they grow up, and think about how they react to their own feelings. For example, “She thought and she thought and she thought some more. And then she became angry.” I think the big idea of this story is about understanding your feelings, compassion and forgiveness. ( )
  esiera1 | Apr 10, 2014 |
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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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