Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Lilly is a mouse of big plans. She is going to be a teacher when she grows up. A huge part of the reason for her career aspirations is her teacher, Mr. Slinger. Lilly really, really likes Mr. Slinger who is one cool guy.

One day Lilly goes shopping with her grandmother and comes home with a spectacular purse and some extremely fashionable sunglasses. The next day at school Lilly has a tough time waiting for Sharing Time. That purse and those glasses are too good to hide in her desk one more minute.

So, even though it's storytime and not sharing time, Lilly shares in a big, big way and her teacher is not happy. Mr. Slinger confiscates the good stuff and leaves Lilly having to deal with some enormous hard feelings.

This is a delightful, insightful look at how it feels when you or a mouse with a purple plastic purse, lose sight of anything and anyone but yourself and your feelings. Lilly gets mad. Lilly draws a picture. Lilly has to apologize. A heartfelt tale that could have popped out of the life of just about anyone.

32 pages 9780688128975 Ages 4-8

Recommended by: Barb Langridge,


“I am the queen!”

Lilly loves all sorts of things. She loves school, she loves dressing up, she even grows to love her stinky baby brother, Julius. In fact, Lilly loves everything! But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse to school and can't wait until sharing time to show off the purse and her movie star sunglasses, her teacher, Mr. Slinger, has to take away her prized possessions.

Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends.

Lilly, the star of Chester's Way and Julius, the Baby of the World, is back. And this time she has her name in the title—something she's wanted all along. If you thought Lilly was funny before, you are in for a treat. So hurry up and start reading. Lilly can't wait for you to find out more about her.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse is a picture book to share at home or in the classroom—Lilly is funny and unique, and her irrepressible joy is catching. Kids, parents, and teachers will all relate to the powerful emotions and appreciate the sweet and satisfying resolution.---from the publisher

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