192nd out of 198 books — 165 voters
The Big Green Pocketbook
On a day in town with her mother, a little girl starts off with an empty green pocketbook. Along the way, the little girl collects tiny pieces of her day to put inside, until finally the big green pocketbook is bursting with treasures... and stories for each one.
Published March 31st 1995 by HarperCollins
(first published 1993)
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I actually used this story for a mathematics lesson on money and practicing counting on. The story tells about the day of a young girl and her mother that have a day out. The young girl is so excited because she looks "grown up" with her big pocketbook on like her mom. They visit different places in the community and buy different things for her to fill her pocketbook with. Aside from math, this text could be used to create a great social studies lesson on places in the community.
Jun 25, 2011 Mary added it
This is a great book for predictions. What do you think she will get next to put in her purse? Do you think she'll ever find her purse? It is a great book for social studies. You can talk about all the places that they visited during the day. Think of the possibilities of some extra purses in the dramatic play area.
Oct 04, 2011 Rebecca Dean rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book is good fro children to read to show them how even if something is terrible one minute, there is a way to fix it. It shows them to look for a solution instead of throwing a fit. This is also a good book to use while working on order of things like: first, second, then, and after.
This book can be used to teach sequencing- what happened first, next and last. The main character the little girl goes on errands with her mother collecting things during the way students can connect when they went on trips and collected things along the way.
This book is about a little girl and her trip to town with her mom. She takes along her big green pocketbook, which is empty. At each shop she and her mom stop at, she picks up small items that the store owner gives her. Fun little story, great illustrations, and nice message of showing thoughtfulness and gratitude at the end.
31 months - Another thrift store buy for 50 cents. Drawings by Felicia Bond of "If You Give A..." series. The story is very matter of fact but really cute to watch the little girl go on an outing with Mom and fill her once empty pocket book with little souvenirs.
Mar 12, 2012 Sai rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I remember wanting to have a day like that,...but then my life wasn't like that, so I couldn't...no, the latter is me thinking about it now. My little self didn't carer about that. Anyway, I just remember how much I loved it, and how I read it a thousand times....