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Lily y su Bolso de Plastico Morado = Lily and Her Little Purple Plastic Purse (Mouse Books)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  17,060 ratings  ·  641 reviews
Lilly, the indomitable mouse-child from Chester's Way and Julius, the Baby of the World, returns in a story about school. Lilly loves everything about school: the pointy pencils, the squeaky chalk, the fish sticks and chocolate milk in the lunchroom. But one day, Lilly has something to share with her class--and she can't wait until Sharing Time. Full color. 8/96.
School & Library Binding, 32 pages
Published October 28th 2001 by Turtleback Books (first published May 1st 1996)
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Lisa Vegan
Jan 22, 2010 Lisa Vegan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: K-2, especially girls
Recommended to Lisa by: Kathryn
A few tons of thanks to Goodreads friend Kathryn who recommended this book to me because I doubt I’d have read it if not for her recommendation. I’d seen this book, but its title did not seem at all appealing to me; I didn’t know what it was about but what my imagination conjured up was so far off the mark.

This is a wonderful story about Lilly (I haven’t yet read the earlier two books in which she’s featured) who loves her teacher so much she wants to be a teacher too, until she has a very diffi...more
I have been reading Kevin Henkes’ books ever since I was small, so it was a great day for me in discovering an old favorite of mine when I was small. “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” is a children’s book by Kevin Henkes that details the relationship that Lilly has with her teacher Mr. Slinger and how one event almost causes a huge rift between them. “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” is a truly beautiful book about having a great relationship with your teachers that everyone will love for many years!

This is a wonderful story about awareness for other's feelings. Lilly loves her teacher--he is funny and stylish and kind. Lilly wants to be a lot of things when she grows up, like a diva and a doctor, but right now she really, really wants to be a teacher because she is so inspired by her own. But one day, when she brings a purple plastic purse to school and just cannot wait until show-and-tell to show it off to everyone (even after her teacher asks her to please be patient and not disrupt the...more
Cheryl in CC NV
The first paragraph of Lisa Vegan's review is an echo of my thoughts - I'm glad I read this, but even though I'd seen it often before I finally picked it up, I thought I wouldn't care for it, and I needed a special push. For me, the push is realizing how much of Henkes' work I've loved, and deciding to read his oeuvre.

I think the title and cover art told me this was going to focus on the purse - and I'm not materialistic nor can I empathize with people who are. But the purse is more than a purs...more
One of the best parts about reading books to kids is that I'm reading it as the person I've become, but looking at my kids, I remember the person I was. Really, it's as if two mes are reading.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse is about a little girl mouse who wants to grow up to be a teacher. She has an incredible and inspiring mouse teacher - Mr. Slinger.

She plays school at home, pretending to be him. She writes books in his honor, and all her works of art feature him.

Then one day she brings a purple...more
Dec 22, 2008 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
I thought this was a great book; it covers great teachers who provide creative outlets for the kids and inspire them to want to teach. It discusses the exuberance of a young girl (mouse) who gets a new toy and wants so desperately to share it with her classmates, but ends up being a disruption to the class. And finally, best of all, it covers the sensitive topics of frustration, anger, regret and remorse in an easy to understand way. Our girls enjoyed this story, but I loved it for the moralisti...more
Kate Babbitt
This book is about a little mouse who can't wait to show off her new purple plastic purse that plays a song when it is opened. She takes it out before sharing time and disturbs the class. Her teacher takes away her purse and she is devastated without it. This book has great pictures that are creative in creating mice the main characters and showing the series of expressions. I would use this book to go into a personal narrative that the students could create to tell a story on one of their favor...more
A lesson in forgiveness.

Well, we read this again two years later and my son really got into the pictures, pointing things out. He loved it.
Eva Leger
Julia and I listened to this on audio last night and we both really enjoyed it. I haven't listened to many audio books for myself but Julia and I have listened to a handful together and besides John Lithgow in Micawber the narrator here is awesome.
Her voice inflections are perfect, the voices of other characters in the book are perfect. (I think Julia's really starting to love audio books because I suck at voices.)
I love the way she incorporated Lilly's (and the others) thoughts and even if you...more
Apr 24, 2011 Candice rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sophie - when she's older
Shelves: picture-books
This book has so much going for it - a feisty little protagonist, Lilly, a wise and compassionate teacher, Mr. Slinger, and parents who know what to do when their little girl comes home from school with a tale of woe. Lilly the white mouse loves everything about school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger who is so cool. One day Lilly comes to school with her new purple plastic purse that plays a jaunty tune and holds her movie-star sunglasses and three shiny new quarters. Lilly can't wait for s...more
Jennifer Parrish
I LOVED this story book! Kevin Henkes does a phenomenal job discretely teaching a lesson to children by hiding it underneath the spunk and liveliness of the main character, Lilly. The plot follows a sequence of days in Lilly's classroom. Lilly could be considered the type of student who really looks up to her teacher and finds them fascinating. She brings her new purse, sunglasses and quarters to class and is overly excited about showing them to her classmates. After rudely interrupting class ti...more
Emily Nunez-Eddy
Lilly loved school, and she especially loved her teacher Mr. Slinger. She draws pictures of him, stays after school, and raises her hand as much as possible. After Lilly brings a purple plastic purse to school, though, her normal school routine goes awry. Disrupting everyone with her purple plastic purse, Mr. Slinger is forced to take it away for the day — and Lilly absolutely hates him for it. In order to get back at Mr. Slinger, Lilly draws a nasty picture of him, complete with the phrase “I...more
Rachel Harwood
In the book Lilly loves school and her teacher Mr. Slinger until Mr. Slinger takes away her well loved purple purse because she does not wait until it is time for show and tell. Lilly interrupts the class and learning with her purse meaning Mr. Slinger puts the purse in his desk for the remainder of the day. Lilly then shows her dislike of Mr. Slinger through drawing an unfavourable picture of him. Finally Lilly apologizes for her behaviour and she and Mr. Slinger are fantastic friends again.

Kierstyn Stanley
Lilly is obsessed with her new purple plastic purse. She absolutely loves it. It goes everywhere with her and all Lilly wants to do is show it off. She can't wait to go to school and see her favorite teacher, Mr. Slinger, and show everyone during show and tell time her awesome new purple plastic purse. Lilly unfortunately causes a ruckus the whole day and ends up getting her purple plastic purse taken away from her. She gets so mad that she comes up with a way to get back at Mr. Slinger (I won't...more
Anna Summers
In the book, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Lilly loves school and adores her teacher, Mr. Slinger. But, Lilly’s feeling change when Mr. Slinger takes away her prized possession, the purple purse. Now, Lilly doesn’t like Mr. Slinger and she lets him know it. At the end of the story, Lilly apologizes for her behavior; and she and Mr. Slinger are on good terms again. The author, Kevin Henkes, once again chooses an issue that many children would be able to relate to. I am quite sure that almost ever...more
Demilyn Odango
Summary: Lilly loved everything about school. She loved the supplies, food, and especially her teacher Mr. Slinger. She wanted to be just like him and decided she wanted to be a teacher when she grows up. One Monday, Lilly goes to school with stuffy her Grammy gave her. She was so excited that she wanted to share with her class. Throughout the day she interrupted wanting to show off her new stuff. Finally, Mr. Slinger took it away and told her he would give it back at the end of the day. T...more
Lilly is so true to life: charming, exuberant, flawed. This is exactly the type of drama kids experience at school and Henkes captures their feelings perfectly. There is a moment when Lilly realizes the error of her ways, and the illustration shows her getting smaller and smaller....every class I've read it to has so much to say about that feeling, and many other moments in the book. Perfect for teaching text to self connections...and lots of fun to boot.
Taylor Downs
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes is a fun book and a childhood classic. I remember my first grade teacher reading me this book and then going to see the play! Lilly loves school and loves her teacher Mr. Slinger even more. Lilly loves to make up stories and draw pictures of her teacher and his fun and exciting life. One day, Mr. Slinger takes Lilly's purse so Lilly creates a mean picture about him, but she feels bad because she finds a nice letter from Mr. Slinger when he returns her...more
We all learn at some point the life lesson of forgiveness and this book does a great job of making it understandable to kids. Shows that at some point people we care about will disappoint us and it is how we handle the disappointment that really makes us a better person.
Samantha Mcdowell
This was a creative book about Lilly and her difficult day with her teacher and her purple plastic purse. I thought this would be a good read aloud to introduce students to the rules at school about keeping personal toys put away until the appropriate time. I also think it is good to show that we shouldn't act on our anger so quickly or we might regret it like Lilly did after she drew the mean picture of her teacher. I liked the illustrations in this book because they were colorful and they went...more
Leah Sidell
Lily's Purple Plastic Purse, is about a mouse named Lily who loved school and really liked her teacher. One day she got a purse that she couldn't wait to share with the class. Her teacher kept telling her to be patient and wait to share, but Lily kept asking and asking until she made her teacher upset. Lily's realizes what she did and wants to make amends with her teacher. This book not only teaches about forgiveness, but also expresses the importance of having patience. Their are many ways to t...more
Destinee Sutton
My favorite part is the note the teacher gives her: "Today was hard. Tomorrow will be better." Somedays I really need a note like that.
Sep 19, 2007 elissa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents and early elementary schoolers
I remember reading this when it first came out, and I wasn't paying a whole lot of attention to childrens' books at that point. Henkes' books are great fun for both adults and children, and the most fun as a one-on-one read-aloud.
I adore Lilly and almost everything she does. (Unless she was a student in my classroom. Then I'd have to alternate between finding her incredibly charming and witty, and wanting to smack her.)
Lily LOVES her teacher. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up, when she doesn't want to be a ballerina or a diva or a scuba diver, that is. One day, Lily get a new purse. It has 3 quarters in it and it plays music, and it is amazing. So amazing, that Lily can't keep it to herself. She talks about it and shows it to everyone in class. Then her teacher has to take her purse away.
I loved this sweet little story about love and forgiveness. The illustrations were awesome, just like all of Henke...more
i am the only person alive who is half thrilled by this book, i'm sure. lilly has a purse. she gets mad at her teacher. they make up. the end. blah blah blah.
Julian Franklin
Lily loves school. Lily is excited about her purple plastic purse to school and can not wait to tell everyone at school about it. Unfortunately, her teacher has to take the purse away because Lily was not being patient. Eventually, Lily fixes her mistakes and behaviors, and continues to love school.
I would use this book to make connections with my students. We have all had times when we could not be patient, so I would say that we can write about these times and use descriptions to describe how...more
Such a fun read. We read this tonight to put my son to be and discussed that we knew a couple of little girls just like Lilly.
Rosa Cline
This was a good book to help teach children that it is okay to become mad at someone that you care about and look up to. But also it's not okay to say (or in this case draw a photo) to express you dislike that person simply because you are really mad at them, WITHOUT later saying 'I'm sorry". This book is filled with expressing various emotions which is good because as humans we have these emotions and need to be able to express them. As children they need to know when to say things or share thi...more
One of my favorites!
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Kevin Henkes became an author/illustrator when he was nineteen years old, working on a card table in his bedroom.
Today he's the author of many award-winning picture books and novels.
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“Today was a difficult day.
Tomorrow will be better.'
-Mr. Slinger”
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