Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

by Kevin Henkes

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Overview

Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688128975
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/24/2006
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 23,162
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com


Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com

Hometown:

Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin

Education:

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Table of Contents

Lilly the mouse adores her teacher, Mr. Slinger -- until he takes away the purple plastic purse she was proudly showing off to her class. Lilly is so angry she draws a nasty picture of Mr. Slinger and slips it in his bag. At the end of the day, Lilly gets her purse back, and inside is a sympathetic note and a bag of treats. As in all his other books, Henkes shows an incredible sensitivity to children's feelings.

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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this! All of Kevin Henkes books are terrific but the ones with the little mice are the best. They never talk down to children. They are intelligent, articulate and just fun to read. Perfect for a little girl.
MysteryLover11 More than 1 year ago
From the moment I read LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE to my children (they were four years old at the time), I knew this book was a classic. The story of Lilly, a mouse so excited about life, about being a little girl, about school, and about her teacher, entranced both of my children, boy and girl. And when Lilly got a brand-new purple plastic purse and brought it to school with her, she proceeded to get into a little bit of trouble because of her innocent excitement. It was so sweet to see how the issue with her beloved teacher was resolved. And what a nice resolution! I think I read that book every single night to them, among the others we would read. As they grew older and started reading other books, I would suggest LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE, not only for the lessons learned, but because I missed that book in our nightly routine (I hold LILLY right up there with GOODNIGHT MOON). To this day, I talk to my now-11-year-olds about LILLY, and we still laugh about her. It is not uncommon to hear me say to them in many situations in their lives now, "Wow! That's about all I can say -- Wow!"
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though she is a little young( 4). Has a moral too. A "long" book, but good to keep occupied for a few nights. The book has also been turned into a play.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great! The story has enough action and a great climax to keep the kids attention. The kids can relate to lilly when she asks the questions she does!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lilly is an outstanding, endearing charcater, whose adoration for her teacher is quite comparable to the behavior of a real child. Henkes consistently creates vibrant, living characters, whose 'problems' are easily recognized by youngsters. I look forward to his next story!
Khoffy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cute book to share with your students to help them understand the special relationship they have with teachers. Lily shows us that sometimes students get in trouble, but it doesn't mean they are forever shunned in their mind. There are good days and bad days and the important thing is to learn how to bounce back from the bad ones.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" was one of my childhood favorites. Lilly loves her teacher, and she wants to be just like him when she grows up. Things change, however, when she flaunts her new purse and disrupts class. Her beloved teacher scolds her and keeps her purse until the end of class. In response, Lilly draws a mean picture of her teacher, but when she gets home, she realizes what she did was not so nice. She goes to school the next day and apologizes to her teacher. This book illustrates the value of forgiveness, and also, many children can relate to this book because they act on impulse. Also, children do not like to be scolded (like Lilly). This book teaches that punishment happens and must be accepted, but even if a child gets punished, tomorrow is a new day: a fresh start.
Trina08 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a great a loud for students in K-2. It is a realistic fiction book because often times students bring things to school that distract them from getting their work done, thus it is a good reason to read this book to show them that it is not a good idea to bring things that will distract you from learning.
Sassy_Seshat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute funny story with a fun lively character, perfect for young girls who are fans of Fancy Nancy and Junie B. Jones.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Despite the fact that his books feature anthropomorphic mice, Kevin Henkes' characters are always strikingly realistic. Lilly is no exception.When she gets a COOL PURSE from her grandma, she has a predictably hard time waiting until Show-and-tell... so hard a time that she doesn't wait. And it's confiscated.Then she - predictably - is upset at her teacher instead of herself. So she writes him a nasty letter... which she repents from when she realizes he doesn't totally hate her after all.The descriptions of her feelings are just right, and she settles her problem in just the way I'd suggest to a kid in her situation.
awidmer06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: FantasyAge Appropriateness: PrimaryReview: This book is a good example of fantasy because the story includes personified mice, yet it is still believable. It is a story that children cannot understand unless they use their imagination. Lilly, a pretty little mouse, loves everything about school, especially her teacher. However, when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does not and as a result Lilly her purse is taken away for the day. She does something that she regrets later. Media: This book is a good example of watercolor and black pen media. The black pen is used for outlining and emphasis on the characters. Watercolor media is used to create a colorful, even flow to the pictures. The illustrations are beautifully drawn out, which allows readers to connect more to the text. Characterization: Lilly is a round character because she experiences a conflict, which is getting her purse taken away for the day as a result of not listening. She writes her teacher a mean note, but regrets it after getting her purse back. As a result, she writes him a nice note and makes him treats as an apology. Readers can relate and connect to her character.
NancyStorm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lilly loves school & her new teacher, Mr. Slinger. That is until he takes away her new purple purse and all it's contents. Good lessons can be learned from this book about looking at a situation from the other person's point of view. Illustrations are great! One of Henkes finest!
TheMightyQuinn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lilly loves school, but she also loves her new purple plastic purse and can't focus on anything else, so her teacher takes the purse away. Lilly becomes very angry, but she and her teacher find a way to work it out. No full page spreads, the illustrations in this book are small and spaced with the text to keep the picture reader up to minute by minute action. A good lesson in social skills and a fantastic protagonist. Recommended for a younger audience 3-7 years of age. Excellent addition to any picture book collection.
goodstories on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an all-time favorite and goes over very well with children.Lilly loves her teacher, Mr. Slinger, but when she misbehaves and he disciplines her she becomes very angry with him. Both Mr. Slinger and her parents help her through her distress very nicely.
ashley3919 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lilly is a sweet little mouse who loves school and she especially loves her teacher Mr. Slinger. Lilly does everything that she can to impress Mr. Slinger such as raise her hand in class. One day she brings her purple purse to school with her but it is distracting the class so Mr. Slinger takes it away. Lilly's favorite teacher becomes her least favorite, so she writes him a nasty note and puts it in his book bag. On her way home, Lilly discovers a note from Mr. Slinger that says that tomorrow will be a better day. After feeling bad about the note she wrote, Lilly writes a sweet story for her teacher and bakes cookies for him. The story ends with Lilly learning a lesson and deciding that Mr. Slinger is her favorite teacher and she wants to be just like him. Very cute story! There are some harder words in it so it would probably be better for more advanced reading students. It is good for teaching forgiveness and self-control.
alprince on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a little mouse named Lilly. Lilly was a little girl who always loved school but she dreamed of being many thigs when she grew up. Mr. Slinger, Lilly's teacher made Lilly love school even more. He was nice, fun,and always gave them the best snacks. Mr. Slinger wore artistic shirts and when Lilly was going home from school her parents saw Lilly pretending to be a teacher. Her parents thought she always wanted to be a surgeon, ambulance driver, or a diva until they realized Mr. Slinger had changed Lilly's mind. She wanted to be just like him. One day, Lilly went shopping and got a new pair of sunglasses, a chain like Mr. Slinger's, and 3 shiny quarters. Lilly wanted to show everyone at school what she had gotten and after many interruptions, Mr. Slinger had to take Lilly's stuff from her. Lilly was mad and no longer hoped to become a teacher. Mr. Slinger gave Lilly her stuff back that afternoon with a note and a snack that made her feel better. Lilly felt bad and apologized for intterrupting his class. In the end, Lilly wanted to become a teacher and still loved school all because of Mr. Slinger. I would use this book for children no older than 1st or 2nd grade .
Madalyn333 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lilly is a sweet little mouse who loves school and she especially loves her teacher Mr. Slinger. Lilly does everything that she can to impress Mr. Slinger such as raise her hand in class. One day she brings her purple purse to school with her but it is distracting the class so Mr. Slinger takes it away. Lilly's favorite teacher becomes her least favorite, so she writes him a nasty note and puts it in his book bag. On her way home, Lilly discovers a note from Mr. Slinger that says that tomorrow will be a better day. After feeling bad about the note she wrote, Lilly writes a sweet story for her teacher and bakes cookies for him. The story ends with Lilly learning a lesson and deciding that Mr. Slinger is her favorite teacher and she wants to be just like him. Very cute story! There are some harder words in it so it would probably be better for more advanced reading students.
hebeaton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse tells the story of a young mouse who has the learn how to behave in the classroom the hard way. After getting scolded by her teacher one day for not behaving she gets very angry/ upset, only to discover that her teacher did not hate her he just had to reprimand her. This book has really great pictures and would be a good read for the first few days of school.
McClendon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute little book about a little mouse who attends school. She brings her new plastic purse to show to the other students in school but gets in trouble by her teacher. Lilly's gets upset and says something mean about the teacher but then feels bad and finds it in herself to apologize by writing a story to him.
stevekep32 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lilly brings a purse to school and gets it taken away. She writes a mean note to her teacher, only to find a nice one from him. She feels back and they make up. Great book about resolving conflict and forgiving.
roseannes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The best word for this book is "cute." The illustrations are simple but fun and lively. The character Lilly really sparkles off the page just like real life kids do. She brings her new purple purse to school but causes such a commotion that her teacher gets her in trouble. Suddenly she no longer wants to be a teacher anymore and says something mean to him, but is immediately wracked with guilt. An apology smooths things over. This book is great because it takes place in a classroom and teaches kids that sometimes teachers get you in trouble even if they like you and its always a good idea to apologize when you've said something hurtful. I see it as a good book for reading circle, but it doesn't really connect to a lot of other things, except maybe a unit on manners (saying sorry) or a unit on jobs (since she spends time thinking about what she wants to be when she grows up).
EllieGiles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a hilarious story about a little mouse named Lily who gets into trouble when she messes around too much with her purple plastic purse. Shows the relationship between Lily and her very smart teacher. Great for reading aloud!
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reading this book aloud together with your child will help them with print awareness since there are many parts to the story that are about writing and drawing. The pictures showing the sequence of events help children develop narrative skills and tell stories in their own words.
KFBruck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is such a cute book that can be used in the lower elementary classes to show the importance of patience. Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher Mr. Slinger. When Lily brings in her new items to show everyone Mr. Slinger asks her to wait before showing the class. Lily is too excited and when she starts showing the class Mr. Slinger takes her prized possessions away. Lily gets extremely angry and ends up doing something that she will regret later. This book has very intriguing illustrations that adds to the text and teaches children that there is an appropriate time to share and play and other times that aren¿t.
alliecipa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great Lilly story that children will love! Lilly loves school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger. She comes into school with her new accessories and can't wait to show them off to the class. However, Lilly soon gets these things taken from her since they are becoming a distraction. She gets very upset and does something that she shouldn't have out of anger. Lilly learns a valuable lesson that most children can relate to!