Back in March, I was asked to participate in a blog hop, sharing a book that had meaning to me as a parent. An abbreviated version of my response appears on the Books Make a Difference blog, but the original is below. Former students are likely to recognize this wonderful book, as I used it often in second grade classrooms.
Certain stories and books have a way of weaving themselves into the fabric of our lives. When my daughter was small, Kevin Henkes’ masterpiece, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, was one of those books.
And on those days, I’m grateful for the masterpiece that is a beautifully rendered picture book.