Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

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HarperCollins, Aug 19, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
23 Reviews
Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends.

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The illustrations are bright, colorful, and engaging. - Goodreads
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The illustrations in this book are my favorite part. - Goodreads

Review: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Mouse Books)

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Lily LOVES school and her teacher. When she tries to show off her new purple, plastic purse at school though, she comes to HATE her teacher. He wouldn't let her show-off her purse and he actually ooh ... Read full review

Review: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Mouse Books)

User Review  - Demilyn Odango - Goodreads

(2004) 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 ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages—among them are Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive's Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

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