We have been reading several of Kevin Henkes' books featuring his little mouse characters. Lilly is one of our favorite characters. We will meet her again in several of Kevin Henkes' other books that we will be reading in the weeks to come! Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse is actually a former Chets Creek Book-of-the-Month. We have been encouraing the children to make connections to the stories as they read because that is what good readers do. They relate things that happen in the story to things that have happened to them in real life or to books that they have read. Those connections help them understand the story and how the character feels. Make sure to ask your child about how the actions in the story remind them of something that has ahppened to them or maybe you can relate a story from your own life. Enjoy this delightful story below.