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The Big Green Pocketbook (A Laura Geringer Book) Hardcover – May 1, 1993


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Series: A Laura Geringer Book
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books; 1st edition (May 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060208481
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060208486
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,204,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1-- The nameless first-person narrator of this pleasant picture book is proud to carry a big green pocketbook just like her mother's blue one. As they set out for a trip to town, the little girl's purse is empty, but that is soon remedied. From the purple lollipop acquired at the bank, to the pocket calendar given at the dry cleaners and the new crayons from the drugstore, each stop means something new for the big green purse. All seems lost after the return trip, when the girl leaves her purse behind on the bus, but the friendly driver saves the day. This simple slice-of-life story is straightforward and convincingly told. The child's view is believably self-centered, yet her observations and activities will immediately spark recognition in readers. Bond's cheerful illustrations show a lively youngster exploring and enjoying the world around her. The pictures enhance the text by offering colorful glimpses of small-town life with a multicultural cast of characters. Those seeking an amusing everyday adventure will find it here. --Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children. In addition to the If You Give . . . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate. She's the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das . . . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupine's Christmas por Joseph Slate. Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia: The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Though I've published 115 books, I feel I'm just now writing the books I was meant to write. As a ninth generation Virginian, I've often written about my native state--historical fiction, nonfiction, biography. A few years ago, I decided to write funny contemporary books set in Virginia. IVA HONEYSUCKLE DISCOVERS THE WORLD (Disney-Hyperion) and REBEL MCKENZIE (Disney-Hyperion) both celebrate life in small quirky towns that can be found anywhere in the South. Where else would you find a cat named Doublewide with a fondness for pudding cups? Where else would double-first cousins be best-best friends or (in Iva's case) best-enemies? I love writing books for kids and teens that will make them laugh and inspire them to explore the richness of their own backyards, no matter where they live.




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Fantastic story, amazing illustrations.
L. Bentley
One of my daughter's favorite books of all time.
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I love this book and so does my daughter.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ava Esposito on January 24, 2002
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Wow, what a sweet book.
This story is told by the little girl who is going to town with her mother for the morning.
She has a big green pocketbook, just like Mama's, but hers is empty and she can't find anything to put inside it.
Mama says "hurry", because the bus is coming, so the little girl brings her empty pocketbook along anyway.
During the course of the morning, she gathers many treasures and by the time the bus comes to return the girl and her mother home, her pocketbook is full.

The little girl's view of the world is refreshing and enchanting.
She observes that the cool marble walls in the bank smell like pennies. And she is amazed that, at the drycleaners, the machine knows exactly where to stop for mama's suit.
This is a delightful book that moms and daughters will enjoy, but both boys and girls will like hearing it, and seeing the usual best from Candice Ransom and Felicia Bond's wonderful illustrations.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 10, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book. Our daughter is 3 and enjoys having it read over and over again. The main reason I love it is that is has a strong female lead in the young girl who accompanies her mother on a trip to town. The girl's observations about everyday things are amusing and intelligent.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 2, 2003
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This book reminds me so much of when I was a little girl and went with my mother to run errands. Back then the stores really did hand out keyrings and pocket calendars and my Grandma worked at a dry cleaner so I got to see the "magic machine" a lot when people picked up their clothes. My girls both love this book, even though the oldest is now 13. We have completely worn out the binding of the hardback copy we have!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 28, 2000
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This is a wonderful book for mothers to read to or with their daughters. A simple day of errands turns into something magical between them and a hand-me-down green pocketbook holds the key to a delightful day.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Bentley on January 29, 2004
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Fantastic story, amazing illustrations. My daughters and I have both loved this book from the first time that we read it. The story is sweet and you just want this little girl's day to last forever. A must read, over and over.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. Backus on February 7, 2009
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I've read this story over and over again to my son and daughter. My daughter particularly loves this story. The story has a great message.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By dasha1 on November 14, 2008
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All I can say is READ IT! Great for children and nostalgic for adults!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marg. on August 10, 2008
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My daughter is now 11-- and we still call errand day "our big green pocketbook" day. It's one of our favorite books as we still read it after 7 years. Truly a wonderful book to share.
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