Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Author(s): Kevin Henkes
“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 her to draw a mean picture of her favorite teacher. It isn’t until Mr. Slinger gives her belongings back to her with a kind note and snacks that Lilly realizes she owes Mr. Slinger an apology.
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.
“Lilly is one of the great female characters in literature—like Anna Karenina with whiskers or Scarlett O’Hara with paws.”
“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.”
"Henkes gets it all just right. All of the bustling, inventive artwork is a pleasure to look at. The whole book, art and text, is lovingly layered to express the mixed emotions that all of us experience.”
Kentucky Bluegrass Award, ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice, Bulletin Blue Ribbon (The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books), ALA Notable Children’s Book