Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

by Kevin Henkes

New York: Greenwillow Books, 1996

30 pp.

Age: 5+

Interests: school, accessories, bad behaviour and repentance

Lilly adores school and especially adores her teacher Mr. Slinger. One day she brings her new purse to school, but can’t wait for show and tell time and disrupts the class. One thing leads to another, and Mr. Slinger takes away her purse. Lilly is furious. She draws a very mean picture of her teacher and sneaks it into his book bag. Later she finds a kind note from Mr. Slinger in her purse. After a long night of regret she goes back to school armed with a new drawing, a bag of yummy treats, and a heartfelt apology. All is forgiven and Lilly has a wonderful day.

A really wonderful, funny story about a girl who loses her temper and does something she wishes she hadn’t done… but who faces up to it and apologies the next day. Also a tale about school, inspirational teachers, and a creative girl who really knows how to accessorize.

For children new to school, a story about rules, relationships, and repentance.

(This title on amazon.)

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