Title: Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
Author: Kevin Henkes
Illustrator: Kevin Henkes
Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book
Plot: Lilly loves just about everything, including her baby brother Julius. She’s just gotten a new purple plastic purse. Lilly brings it to school and is showing it off to everyone, and distracting the class, too. So her teacher, Mr. Slinger, takes her purse away. Lilly is furious. In her anger, she draws a mean picture of Mr. Slinger. After school, Lilly has a talk with her mother about her day. Will she learn her lesson? Will she apologize to Mr. Slinger?
Rating: 4.5 – a cute story about listening
Opinion: This was another one of my favorite books growing up. It’s a good story about learning to wait and listening to teachers. The story also teaches children that there are consequences for their actions. There is also a chance of forgiveness in the book, and a chance to try again. I haven’t had chance to read this book with my kids, but it would’ve been good when they loved sharing everything they brought to school. It was always “hey, look what I’ve brought!” every chance they could. I wish I would’ve thought of it then. I love this book, and the author. It’s a very good book for the classroom and at home.