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Lilly's purple plastic purse (original 1996; edition 1996)

by Kevin Henkes

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Title:Lilly's purple plastic purse
Authors:Kevin Henkes
Info:New York : Greenwillow Books, c1996.
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:easy, education, learning experience, teachers

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

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This book is about a girl named Lilly who hates her teacher, because he took away her purse during class. She draws a nasty picture of him and puts it in his bag. She soon finds out that her teacher is a nice person and feels horrible about the picture she drew. Lilly and her teacher talk and she then thinks that she wants to be a teacher one day. This book can teach children that teachers are not their enemy, but also can teach future teachers on how to make bad habits on students into good habits. ( )
  twalsh | Apr 26, 2016 |
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse has been one of my favorite books that I have read so far. The first reason I like this book is because of the characters. Mr. Singer is an amazing teacher to Lilly, he was my favorite character in the story. Another character I liked a lot was Lilly. It was interesting to watch her mature and develop throughout the story. Once she realized she was mean to her teacher and messed up, she acted mature and apologized and listened to him during the rest of the story. Another reason I liked this book was because of the plot. I really liked the problem in the book and the climax. It made the story very interesting when Mr. Singer found the mean note that Lilly wrote about him. The way the story was resolved was perfect because Mr. Singer was not mean, he acted maturely like a teacher should and fixed the problem with Lilly. The main idea of this story is that everyone has bad days and makes mistakes but they will get forgiven. Lilly had a bad day and drew a mean picture of her teacher, but he understood and forgave her when she decided to apologize. ( )
  oliviaceresi | Apr 20, 2016 |
When I was a little girl, this was my favorite book. It is about a little girl learning that she is not always in charge, and that she should respect her elders. In the future when I have children of my own I will definitely be sharing this book with them. The books by this author teacher you a lesson, and show children what is important while letting them enjoy the story. ( )
  Mpw115 | Apr 11, 2016 |
Grades: Pre-4
Theme: Sharing, taking turns, and consideration.
  creykellums | Apr 6, 2016 |
In the story Lilly let one moment define her relationship and actions with her teacher. This book falls under realistic fiction due to the fact that even though they are mice playing the roles of the characters, they participate in human activities. The book is very natural and can easily be substituted for humans, the book does not do anything out of the norm other than the characters. What is significant about a story like this is how frequently this happens, and how much students can relate to what Lilly experienced. Sometimes students have the unfortunate misjudgment of their teachers based off of one experience. For example, when a teacher gives a student detention, that teacher is from then on out deemed as mean. The books illustration also really helped to paint the setting and the progression of the story. This is a good book for open discussions and guided readings where you ask students to make predictions based off certain pages and pictures. The main take away from the story is to never be to quick to make a judgement about someone. ( )
  kwalke18 | Mar 30, 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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