Lilly goes through several severe and negative emotions before she realizes she's been acting silly. Was Mr. Slinger right to tell Lilly she needed to wait? Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse Summary The title character of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes, like Ian Falconer's Olivia, is irrepressible, exuberant, confident, and theatrical. If Mr. Slinger simply forgets about the event, he may have the same relationship with Lilly he had before, but has he forgiven her? Lilly likes him so much, she tells him that she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. This book has great pictures that are creative in creating mice the main characters and showing the series of expressions. Her teacher takes away her purse and she is devastated without it. Why, then, does Mr. Slinger have legitimate authority and not the student? When her purse was taken away from her by the teacher Lilly was very upset. She took out her purse and began showing everyone. This is exactly the type of drama kids experience at school and Henkes captures their feelings perfectly. This is a blast from the past, and a childhood favorite. When her teacher, Mr Slinger, confiscates the purse she plans her revenge. They absolutely loved that they had their own little plastic purse at the end, too! When Lilly grows up, she wants to be just like her favorite teacher, Mr. Slinger. Find tips for leading a philosophical discussion on our Resources page. Illustrator: Kevin Henkes. 45 of the Most Anticipated Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels of 2021. Can Lilly make it up to him!? It was the perfect culminating activity for this story. On the next school day, Lilly brought her new purse to school to show her friends. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Book) : Henkes, Kevin : Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later In fact, Lilly loves everything! To make it fun, we made a little book in the shape of a purse: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse Story Elements! Most accept that Mr. Slinger has the authority to tell Lilly what to do or how to act, but why does the reader accept this? And this time she has her name in the title - something she's wanted all along. Lilly is so angry she draws a nasty picture of Mr. Slinger and slips it in his bag. In 2004, he was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal for Olive's Ocean. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse is a tale that emphasizes the importance of being considerate, apologizing when in the wrong, and forgiving others when they apologize. However, at the end of the day he gave Lilly her things back and had stuck a note inside of it. Her teacher takes away her purse and she is devastated without it. Children may say that because Lilly says “I’m sorry” she has appropriately apologized. Rather, it is thought to be a reconciliation and creation of a new, stronger relationship and the new basis of forgiveness. The purse was filled with sunglasses and quarters. by Greenwillow Books. Mr. Slinger’s supposed forgiveness of Lilly is very important, because it brings up issues of when forgiveness is necessary and what exactly constitutes forgiveness. I haven't listened to many audio books for myself but Julia and I have listened to a handful together and besides, This book has so much going for it - a feisty little protagonist, Lilly, a wise and compassionate teacher, Mr. Slinger, and parents who know what to do when their little girl comes home from school with a tale of woe. Would there ever be a situation in which the student had authority? Lilly is so true to life: charming, exuberant, flawed. Is it her apology that allows her to be forgiven? In 2019, the Prindle Institute partrnered with Thomas Wartenberg and became the digital home of his Teaching Children Philosophy discussion guides. A read a loud with cartoon images of the characters from Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Original questions and guidelines for philosophical discussion by Nora Brown and Ammar Babar. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wai... see … But it becomes a distraction during class, and gets confiscated by her teacher! Can you forgive someone without saying “I forgive you”? I read a lot of books to my children when they were young and this remains one of my and my daughter's favorites. See more ideas about Lilly's purple plastic purse, Kevin henkes books, Henkes. One day, her grandma had taken her shopping and bought her a new purple plastic purse. She loved everything about him. One day Lilly comes to school with her new purple plastic purse that plays a jaunty tune and holds her movie-star sunglasses and three shiny new quarters. I love Henkes' drawings, I love the narrative, I love the hecking nostalgia. Lilly wants to be a lot of things when she grows up, like a diva and a doctor, but right now she really, really wants to be a teacher because she is so inspired by her own. Lilly was so eager to show her purse to her friends that she continued interrupting class. Lilly absolutely loved school and her teacher, Mr. Slinger. I remember reading this when it first came out, and I wasn't paying a whole lot of attention to childrens' books at that point. Does Mr. Slinger need someone’s permission to have authority over his students? Does Lilly’s presentation of these things constitute an apology or are there further elements? Author: Kevin Henkes. She loved everything about him. Shows that at some point people we care about will disappoint us and it is how we handle the disappointment that really makes us a better person. Is personal reflection necessary for apology? Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse is about a little girl mouse who wants to grow up to be a teacher. My favorite part is the note the teacher gives her: "Today was hard. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse is an excellent way for kids to see not only how their own emotions affect them, but also how their emotions can affect others, and vice versa. He tells her that she can have them back at the end of the day. When Lilly grows up, she wants to be just like her favorite teacher, Mr. Slinger. This book is about a mouse named Lilly. Start by marking “Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse” as Want to Read: Error rating book. 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. I love the organizers she shared within her post and I highly recommend you hop over to check it out. Lilly’s feelings about Mr. Slinger quickly change. Oftentimes, in order for authority to be legitimate, the authority figure needs the consent of the people over whom he has authority. Some days I really need a note like that. At least, she loves everything most of the time. Lilly can't wait for show and tell, so she interrupts the class, prompting Mr. Slinger to put the purse in his desk for the remainder of the day. Movie-star sunglasses. One day Lilly comes to school with her new purple plastic purse that plays a jaunty tune and holds her movie-star sunglasses and three shiny new quarters. Tomorrow will be better”, American Booksellers Book Of The Year Award for Children (1997), California Young Readers Medal Nominee for Primary (1999). When her grandmother takes her shopping one afternoon she acquires a fantastic pair of movie star sunglasses, some shiny quarters, and a divine purple plastic purse that plays music. Sophie can expect to get this one for a birthday or for Christmas when she's a bit older. She writes books in his honor, and all her works of art feature him. Can you forgive someone if they don’t know that they’ve done something wrong? Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published What are the components of a good apology? Unfortunately, she is also quite sensitive. It is a sweet story with a subtle message that is not in the least overbearing. Furthermore, there is a difference between Mr. Slinger taking Lilly’s purse away and a student demanding the same thing. Greencastle, IN 46135 It's such a classic, and it deserves to be one. So then what is it that makes Mr. Slinger’s act one of forgiveness? News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Her teacher told her that she was not listening and she was being inconsiderate. But, soon Lilly realizes that her teacher's kindness never left as he tried to teach her a lesson about respecting others. When her grandmother takes her shopping one afternoon she acquires a fantastic pair of movie star sunglasses, some shiny quarters, and a divine purple plastic purse that plays music. The main characters of this childrens, picture books story are , . Lilly loves school and her teacher, and her purple plastic purse. She is furious, and now hates school, especially her teacher. A few tons of thanks to Goodreads friend Kathryn who recommended this book to me because I doubt I’d have read it if not for her recommendation. She acts out, feels badly, and tries to make things better. Mr. Slinger advised Lilly to wait until they finished their work. I thought this was a great book; it covers great teachers who provide creative outlets for the kids and inspire them to want to teach. Some children may say that Mr. Slinger will forget about the incident and his relationship with Lilly will be exactly the same as it was before, but this contrasts what most philosophers believe about forgiveness. For a characterization lesson using Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, you’ll want to begin with modeling by my friend, Jenn from Reading in Room 11 on Adventures in Literacy Land offers great teaching options for characterization. I adore Lilly and almost everything she does. Is accepting an apology the same thing as forgiving? However, there isn't an appropriate time to. Darling book... my grand daughter adored it too. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse NPR coverage of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. She's full of life and very carefree. She apologizes to her teacher and all is well. This book is about a mouse named Lilly. Do you believe Mr. Slinger forgave Lilly or accepted her apology? Final Project Summary Statement; Teaching Character through the Language Arts Curriculum. Classroom Activities. Welcome back. One day, her grandma had taken her shopping and bought her a new purple plastic purse. Oh my does she get mad! Have you ever apologized to someone but you didn’t really mean it? However, is this apology sufficient? Lilly’s mother writes a note and her father bakes snacks, while Lilly draws a picture in which Mr. Slinger supposedly declares his forgiveness to Lilly. She is so eager to show off her prized possessions to her classmates that she has a hard time listening, being considerate of others, and waiting until the appropriate time to share. 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. During this incident, Mr. Slinger intervenes and takes away Lilly’s possessions. Students can play independently or with a partner. Lilly the mouse loves everything about school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger. She soon learns that there is a time and place for everything, and not being able to wait as requested by teacher, she loses it. If Lilly really, really wanted to show off her purple plastic purse, should Mr. Slinger have let her? Lilly’s eagerness to show off her purple plastic purse made her act inconsiderately to the wishes of the rest of the students in the classroom. She has an incredible and inspiring mouse teacher - Mr. Slinger. The note was saying that even though today was bad, tomorrow will be better. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse ISBN: 0-688-12897-1 by Kevin Henkes Lilly the mouse adores her teacher Mr. Slinger - until he takes away the purple plastic purse she was proudly showing off to her class. If one were to be knocked on the head and therefore forced to forget an incident, our intuition is that this is not forgiveness. I really liked this because it accurately depicts how a kid could get in trouble, and shows kids how to deal with difficult emotions like anger, first by showing them what NOT to do. It's about Lilly, who is bringing her new purple plastic purse to school for Sharing Time. Lilly can't wait for s. This book has so much going for it - a feisty little protagonist, Lilly, a wise and compassionate teacher, Mr. Slinger, and parents who know what to do when their little girl comes home from school with a tale of woe. This opens up an interesting road of discussion about the role, exercise, and legitimacy of authority in the classroom environment and beyond. Heartwarming story and amusing illustrations. Lilly is crushed, then angry, then furious enough to draw a very unflattering picture of Mr. Slinger, an act she soon regrets. She feels remorse though when he gives it back later with treats inside and she learns forgiveness too. She takes it out before sharing time and disturbs the class. Most children will agree that Mr. Slinger forgave Lilly, but it is important to note that he never explicitly says “I forgive you,” nor does he explain what it means that he forgives Lilly or how their relationship will proceed. Now her once super cool teacher is the dirtiest rotten rat on earth! Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Book) : Henkes, Kevin : Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later. But we do not see Lilly consenting to Mr. Slinger as an authority figure. Lilly’s fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends. Is forgiving the same thing as forgetting? Nov 17, 2017 - Explore Ms Procario's board "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" on Pinterest. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes is a great book to read at the beginning of the school year. 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