Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

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Author: Kevin Henkes

Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd

Synopsis: 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.

Debrief Questions:

  • How did Lilly feel about Mr. Slinger in the beginning? How did she feel after he took her purse? How did she feel after she found what was in her purse when she got it back?
  • What is forgiveness? Do you forgive Mr. Slinger for taking away Lilly’s purse?
  • Have you ever had a moment where you realized you made a mistake? What did you do or what could you have done to fix it?