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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse - Online Book Club

Updated: Sep 16, 2022

Welcome to our online book club for grades K-3! We are excited for you to join us in reading Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Kits are ready to pick up! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" by Kevin Henkes

“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.

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

Kevin Henkes’s site:

A recipe for No-Frills Cheese Balls from Kat Cooks the Books:

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse was adapted into a play, originally at the Kennedy Center. Here’s a performance of the play at the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center:

Kiddle Encyclopedia’s mouse facts:

Included as well: a maze, a connect the dots activity, a coloring page, and a word search!

Like Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse? It’s part of the Mouse series. Learn more here:

We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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