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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
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Tags:week 1, Easy read, Teachers

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


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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 |
LILY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE by Kevin Henkes is an adorable, engaging picture book that teaches the important lesson to children about patience and forgiveness. The story is about a little mouse named Lily who loves everything about school, but most of all she loves her teacher, Mr. Springer. She loves him so much that she writes stories about him, draws pictures of him, and even wants to be a teacher like him when she grows up. Until the day she brings her purple plastic purse to school, that is. Overwhelmed with excitement about her new accessories, Lily can't hold back from showing everyone and disrupting the class, even though Mr. Slinger told her not to. When he takes her purse away for the rest of the day, Lily becomes very upset and decides to draw a mean picture of Mr. Slinger and hide it in his bag. But on her way home, Lily finds a note from Mr. Slinger and she feels really bad. The next day, Lily apologizes and asks for forgiveness, which Mr. Slinger gladly gives. I really liked the interaction between the text and the illustrations in this book. The vivid pictures seemed to be just as important as the words - most of the pictures even included little texts of their own, like separate dialogue or thoughts. And the illustrations add a lot to character and plot development. I also like the way in which the text and pictures are placed on the pages; they are not always in the same spot, like just on the top or bottom of the page. As I mentioned earlier, Henkes addresses important themes of forgiveness and patience, and also of saying sorry, which is something most people struggle with sometimes. After reading this book with students, I would ask them all to think of someone they may need to apologize to and then have them draw a picture or write a note, like Lily did, to say sorry to that person and then have them deliver it. ( )
  mmiller28 | Oct 4, 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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