Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Board Book - 2012
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From beloved children's book creator Crockett Johnson comes the timeless classic Harold and the Purple Crayon! This board book edition features sturdy pages and is just the right size for young dreamers.

One evening Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement.

Harold and his trusty crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound. Full of funny twists and surprises, this charming story shows just how far your imagination can take you.

"A satisfying artistic triumph." --Chris Van Allsburg, author-illustrator of The Polar Express

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2012], c1983.
ISBN: 9780062086525
0062086529
Branch Call Number: JP Johns
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.

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mvkramer Dec 31, 2016

It's a classic for a reason! Today in storytime, I drew the story on the whiteboard instead of reading it - try at home!

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susan_findlay
Aug 01, 2016

Lovely story about the world created by a young boy with his purple crayon. It feels a little longer than it should be, but is otherwise a fun read. My two year old demanded a reread as soon as we finished. (He has quite a long attention span for books given his age. I wouldn't choose this book for a child with a short attention span.)

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skyekilaen
Jul 10, 2016

If you haven’t read this classic yet, do it! A testament to the power of imagination and the enjoyment of both a good adventure, and the end of an adventure when you get home to your own bed. The book also includes pie, which is always a plus for me.

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oviya2010
Jul 17, 2015

I love all Harold and the purple crayon books very much!!!!

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sahaledog1
Jun 15, 2015

I love Harold!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PimaLib_BeccaB May 08, 2015

A classic! A favorite of mine growing up and a favorite now. It sparks the imagination!

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Rachel_Em
Feb 04, 2015

I had forgotten how much I loved Harold as a child. This is one of those perfect picture books that lends itself to art projects, imaginative play, and vocabulary-building talk with preschoolers. Highly recommended.

This is a great classic book.

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green_zebra_549
Jul 16, 2014

I liked the purple crayon the best and when he drew the moon.

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El_Gato
Oct 11, 2012

Imaginative and fun. All of a sudden my son too was also drawing loads of purple drawings...

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Oct 27, 2017

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Jun 15, 2015

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sanamg
Oct 27, 2017

One evening, Harolds decides to go for a walk in the moonlight, but there isn't any moon, so he draws a moon with his big purple crayon. As he walks, he draws his own story until he feels tried and draws his bed and drops off to sleep.

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