Giveaway: See Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse at Walton Arts Center!

We can’t WAIT to see Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse at Walton Arts Center. It was my daughter’s favorite book for forever and it’s going to be so cool to see it come to life on stage!

We’d love for your family to see it, too 🙂 Thanks to our long-time sponsor, Walton Arts, we’ve got 8 FREE tickets to give away to the performance on April 13th. Two families will win 4 tickets each!

ABOUT THE SHOW: Lilly loves almost everything! She loves school, she loves wearing disguises, she loves her awesome teacher, but not her stinky baby brother Julius. Lilly has her own way of doing things and even on the bad days, when you have movie star sunglasses and a purple plastic purse that plays music, how bad can it be?

Adapted from the award winning children’s books by Kevin Henkes, Trike Theatre brings to life Lilly’s hilarious and heart-felt journey where even young mice make mistakes and have to find the courage to apologize.

RELAXED PERFORMANCE: There’s also a “relaxed performance” of the show at 10 a.m. show. Select performances in the Walton Arts Center season have been adapted to incorporate special modifications to serve adults and children with sensory-input disorders, autism or other developmental or cognitive disability, as well as anyone who might feel uncomfortable attending a typical live theater performance. Please click here to learn more.

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win a family pack of tickets to see Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, scroll down to the bottom of this post (and past the comments posted by other moms) until you see the words “Leave a Reply.”

Then write a quick comment telling us your child’s favorite book right now (if they’re older, let us know about a series they might be into, or a story book they used to love).

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Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for kids. They can be purchased now in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting


  1. We have 2 girls ages 5 & 3 and we can’t get enough of reading! They have so many favorite books! Some being the Pinkalicious series and If You Give A Mouse A Cookie series. Reading together is one of my favorite things to share with them.

  2. My son loves the book Horseplay. He also like the beginner readers with his favorite characters such as Transformers or Ninja Turtles.

  3. My daughter always loved Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny—and we loved seeing those on stage at WAC a year or two ago. This would be so fun! Her favorite color is purple and Lilly sounds like it’s right up our alley!

  4. My 9yo loves “Baby Mouse” and reads a ton of graphic novels like “Jellaby”. My 1st grader likes “Teen Titans” and is trying to make it through all the Dr. Seuss books and starting on Goosebumps books.

  5. My kids loved Harry Potter and The Lightning Thief series when they were younger!

  6. My daughter (4) is into basically any book at the moment. My son (7) likes supper hero books.

  7. My son loves the book series “The Terrible Two” by Mac Barnett. It’s one of the few chapter book series he’s really enjoyed.

  8. My daughter loves “The Napping House” by Audrey Wood. She loves reading before bed, or anytime of the day.

  9. My kids like maybe a bear ate it, pout pout fish, and all of Hannah C. Hall’s God bless books.

  10. My kiddos love the Panda books because they teach messages on manners about “waiting” and saying “please”.

  11. My 5 1/2 year olds favorite book right now is Leo the Lightening Bug!

  12. My five-year-old son can’t get enough of the Mother West Wind books by Thornton W. Burgess. My grandfather read them to my mother and then to me, and I’m thrilled that my son loves them too. His favorite so far is The Adventures of Billy Mink, but we’re about to start on Bowser the Hound, which was my favorite. I suspect it will become his favorite too.

  13. My kiddo absolutely loves Mo Willems Pigeon and Elephant and Piggie series! Such a great writer for children…he gets their silly.

  14. My 4 year old loves me to read Baby Sitters Club-Little Sister series to er at bedtime:)

  15. My Sydney loves the Magic Tree House series! Time spent reading with her is the most enjoyable ever!!!!

  16. My little guy is really into Fly Guy while my daughter is into the I Survived series. As a teacher, I read Lily every year for its great message!

  17. My Grand daughters both Love Reading!
    The Oldest Trinity says her Favorite is Land Of Stories.
    The Youngest Destiny says she does have a favorite she just loves to read 📚!
    This would make an Awesome Girl’s Day for Me-Maw and her Girls!

  18. Ella Grace really LOVES all books! Hard to oick just one, loves ready to herself out loud ☺️ Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Bible, princess stores, everything!

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