lily's purple plastic purse

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes

Module 6: Picture Books

Lively young Lily loves school. She loves everything about school–and most especially, her teacher, the fun and quirky Mr. Slinger. Lilly imitates him, draws pictures of him, and even adds “teacher” to the list of things she likes to pretend, along with ballet dancer, surgeon, and diva. Until one day, when Lilly brings her brand-new purple plastic purse to school and can’t help but show it off, instead of paying attention and obeying Mr. Slinger.

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