Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse is it great read for kids. In the story Lily is so excited about her new purse that she forgets to follow the classroom rules. Lily gets in trouble for excessively interrupting the teacher to talk about her purse and its contents. This book will be great to teach students the importance of following directions. It teaches students that it is ok to be excited about new things but there is a time and place for everything.