Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes


Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Hooray For Lilly! Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her new favorite things movie star sunglasses (complete with diamonds) three quarters (shiny ones) a purple plastic purse (it plays lively music when opened) to school, and insists on showing them to everyone even though it is not Sharing Time, Mr. Slinger is not amused. In fact, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse as she sets out to make amends, in this modern classic by the beloved Kevin Henkes.


Lilly is one of the great female characters in literature--like Anna Karenina with whiskers or Scarlett O'Hara with paws. -- USA Today In all of children's literature there is just a handful of characters we think of as family--Madeline, Winnie-the-Pooh, and Charlotte come to mind--and when this young generation is old enough to reflect on the ones it loved, Lilly will probably lead the pack. -- New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is the author of Junonia, Sun & Spoon, Bird Lake Moon, and the Newbery Honor Books The Year of Billy Miller and Olive's Ocean. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellers Little White Rabbit, My Garden, Old Bear, A Good Day, and Kitten's First Full Moon, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Mr. Henkes is also the creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including the Penny books for beginning readers, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Owen, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

1st March 2016



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