Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

by Kevin Henkes
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

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.

Lilly, the star of Chester's Way and Julius, the Baby of the World, is back. And this time she has her name in the title - something she's wanted all along. If you thought Lilly was funny before, you are in for a treat. So hurry up and start reading. Lilly can't wait for you to find out more about her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688128975
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 18,850
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is the award-winning creator of many books for children, including the Caldecott Medal Book Kitten’s First Full Moon, the Caldecott and Geisel Honor Book Waiting, the Newbery Honor Books The Year of Billy Miller and Olive’s Ocean, and several bestselling books about mice, including Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse and Chrysanthemum.

www.kevinhenkes.com

Kevin Henkes is the award-winning creator of many books for children, including the Caldecott Medal Book Kitten’s First Full Moon, the Caldecott and Geisel Honor Book Waiting, the Newbery Honor Books The Year of Billy Miller and Olive’s Ocean, and several bestselling books about mice, including Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse and Chrysanthemum.

www.kevinhenkes.com

Hometown:

Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin

Education:

University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 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!
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Our class loves this book! We love the catchy repeatative phrase. It has a great moral to the story; you shouldn't disturb the teacher while he/she is talking. It has great details about the upside and down side to school that kids can relate to. Wanting to share right away instead of waiting our turn is a problem all kids have faced at one time or another. Lilly apologizes for the mistake she made- this teaches kids that sometimes we make mistakes and we should try to fix them. We love it and we think you will too!
SamahNYC More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book in the first grade or so (long time ago). It would sit on a book shelf in my classroom and everyday during Library/Reading Time I would run to that book shelf, pull out this book and sit down and read it. I absolutely loved the story. It's about having a little something that you treasure, which every child and adult can relate to. It is probably also the reason why I'm obsessed with buying bags! This book may be the cause of my empty bank account but I love it and will buy it for any little girl I love. You should too!
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Understandable and realistic storyline about a mouse who did not listen to her teacher and had to be reprimanded. Taught various emotions, including anger, remorse, regret, and happiness.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book for the start of school days. Insert a male teacher's name in for Mr. Slinger, the teacher in the book. Captivates young elementary readers. Great for read-a-louds. Great moral learning too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a teacher this book really touched my heart. My daughters were mesmerized by Lilly and could really relate as they too had the 'coolest ever' male teacher. This book will keep their interest, make them laugh and teach them that everyone can have a bad day and thats okay. I have also found that this book and a Barnes and Noble gift certificate makes a perfect end of the year gift for teachers that have touched your child's life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kids of all ages really relate to Lilly and her problem. I've read this book to 5th grade students who raved about the pictures and roared at Lilly's antics! Love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic read-aloud for the first few days of school. It will be a favorite of the children and will leave everyone feeling warm all over! I just smile when I think of this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought that this book was a wonderful exapmle of love and loss. it gives me a deep understanding for love in the material world. i think that this is REALLY meant to be a synopsis of life on the upper east side. however, i think that the obsession goes to far with the love for her teacher. lily could wake up with a humungo burder on her heart. reading this book made me feel BAD *cough*