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Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

“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. He takes the necessary purple-crayon precautions: drawing landmarks to ensure he won’t get lost; sketching a boat when he finds himself in deep water; and creating a purple pie picnic when he feels the first pangs of hunger.

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4 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

  1. The Year of the Picture Book – Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson:
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  2. Beth Kephart says:

    Oh, how I love this book. And what a fabulous idea — this year of the picture book. There are so many who should know what you are up to here. I will spread word, my friend.

  3. Laurie says:

    A book I remember from my childhood! I love it.

  4. Oh how cute! I like it already.

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