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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse


Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Author: Kevin Henkes

Synopsis: Lilly LOVES school and her teacher, Mr. Slinger…that is, until she gets a purple plastic purse, a pair of movie star sunglasses, and three shiny new quarters that she wants to share with the class and Mr. Slinger won’t let her. Lilly is angry and upset and leaves a nasty note for Mr. Slinger that she later regrets. At the end, it is up to her to make things right and in the process, she learns important lessons about patience and forgiveness. 

Suggested Focus Points for Interactive Read Aloud

Understanding Character



Reading like a Writer: Memorable words or phrases


Making Predictions

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