Harold and the Purple Crayon
by Crockett Johnson
Series: Harold #1
Format: Paperback (64 pages)
"One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." So begins this gentle story that shows just how far your imagination can take you. Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of beauty and excitement. But this is no hare-brained, impulsive flight of fantasy. Cherubic, round-headed Harold conducts his adventure with the utmost prudence, letting his imagination run free, but keeping his wits about him all the while.
I’m trying to read more books from my to-read list and I happened to see Harold and the Purple Crayon at the library. It was on my to-read list only because it was mentioned on Gilmore Girls. But my 4 year-old son saw it and wanted to read it with me. So we read it together and he enjoyed it a lot. Which of course means we read it about 5 more times. It is an adorable, creative book with a cute message about imagination and finding home. My review is probably longer than the book itself, but I really wanted to feature it on my blog because the day after I read this book to my son, I found a huge stack of drawings, all in purple, and they are clearly inspired by the book. It was touching to me that a book would stick with him that much. So I decided to share all the drawings he did that I could find. You’ll notice in a lot of the drawings that there are two people. The other person is his older brother who he considers his best friend.
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Content Rating: None. Clean read.
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