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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Written & illustrated by Kevin Henkes
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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.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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4.5 / 7.0
B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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6.5 / 7.0
Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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6.0 / 7.0

This was a very cute story. Lilly was infatuated with her teacher. She thought he was the greatest. She wanted to be a teacher like him when she grew up. She pretended to be him at home, and she even bought a chain for her glasses just like his. Then the unthinkable happened. She had brought something very special to school and wanted to show everyone. Her teacher asked her to wait. She could not. She finally could not handle it and did not listen to her teacher. This caused some trouble and tension between the two of them. She was very very sad because she had really liked her teacher before. The best part is how her family helps her overcome this difficulty and she learns to apologize and to listen.

Grammy
English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
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6.0 / 7.0

Kevin Henkes does it again, and again, and again. His characters are surprisingly well-developed given the short space a picture book allows. One way he accomplishes this is by having multiple illustrations per page and making masterful use of the white space. In this book, some pages have as many as nine illustrations. Lilly is so well drawn, she has a whole range of expressions and moves through them as quickly as most young children. The story is lovely, and the illustrations really bring it to life. There is so much to see and discover on every page. The detail in the drawings is remarkable; really, the range of expression Henkes can communicate just by adjusting the way he draws an eye, amazing. Lilly mouse would be a fun gal to have around.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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5.25 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

author & illustrator
Kevin Henkes

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

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780688128975
Publication Date:
August 19, 1996
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
95025085
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
33013634
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0688128971
Lexile:
600L
Guided Reading Level:
N
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
14979
ATOS Book Level:
3.1
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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