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


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I thought this was an excellent book. One aspect I enjoyed were the relatable, well-developed characters of Lilly and Mr. Slinger. Lilly was like any other elementary school child- eager and excited to show off her new purple plastic purse and everything inside; Mr. Slinger portrays characteristics of a great teacher who enforces action and discipline when Lilly disobeys him and shows her new purse to the class after being told to wait until recess. Besides the main message of the story, I also liked that the story pushes the readers to broaden their perspectives such as what they want to be when they grow up and how they personally react to their own feelings. The main idea of this story is to follow directions, forgiveness and understanding. ( )
  KaraHankins | Oct 3, 2014 |
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse is a very sweet book. It is so so happy and a great demonstration of people learning to understand another's point of view. I think this could be used in a young classroom to teach manners, if the class is struggling with talking out of turn. On the other hand it can be used too look at finding out what we want to be when we grow up. The book shows kids that it is ok to want to be seven things at once, its actually a great thing! This book is funny, happy, and a whole lot of fun! Kids will love it! ( )
  LizeGarber | Oct 2, 2014 |
Cute story about learning how to be patient! Kevin Kenkes does it again with his lesson learning skills!
  SRThompson | Oct 2, 2014 |
This book is good for character traits. Also beginning, middle, and end ( )
  Bmazzola94 | Sep 26, 2014 |
In my opinion I think “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” is a good book, especially for young children. One reason I liked the book is because it has a good plot. In the beginning of the book Lilly really likes her teacher. In the middle of the story Lilly gets a new purse that plays music and she wants to show it off to the class. “Look, everyone. Look what I've got! Everyone looked. Including Mr. Slinger. He was not amused.” Everyone is displeased and Mr. Slinger takes her purse away. Lilly then did not like her teacher, and writes a bad note about him. At the end of the day she gets her purse back and Mr. Slinger wrote her a nice note. Lilly feels bad so she apologizes and they end up getting along again. Another aspect I like about this book is that it pushes the readers to think about issues. This book shows the difference between right and wrong. “Wait until recess of sharing time. But Lilly could not wait.” It allows students to understand what happens when directions are not followed. Overall the big idea of the story is to follow directions and do what you are told. ( )
  amulve2 | Sep 22, 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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