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“My wife hates this book because she thinks it encourages kids to write on the walls. I think it is an excellent book. I think it tells kids to stretch their imaginations and make the best of their environment. ”Andrew Voss wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a true classic children's book and was first published in 1955. Harold, a little boy with a thick, super-sized purple crayon uses his super-charged imagination and creates a super-duper world. The gentle story begins, "One night after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." He swipes his crayon and the moon appears, the pathway of his choosing materializes and he continues to swish, swipe and create his desired journey. He uses his common sense to draw landmarks to make sure he won't get lost, sketches a boat to rescue himself when he gets into deep water, and when hunger pains over take him....he creates the ultimate... purple pies to munch and crunch on. The book ends with the wonderful sentences, "And then Harold made his bed. He got in it and drew up the covers." How many times on a rainy day would it have been nice to have that purple crayon in your hand to do just that!!! The book is an explosion of creativity, imagination and uniqueness. I used to read this book over and over to my kindergarten and grade one classes. I would then do an art project follow-up by giving them each a huge piece of blank paper, let them choose their favourite coloured crayon (only one), so they could become like Harold and draw the whimsical journey that they would like to direct and be in. Each child would then be allowed to explain their picture to the rest of the class and their masterpieces would be signed with their crayon and hung up on the bulletin board for everyone to appreciate. If you have not yet read "Harold and the Purple Crayon," you are in for a treat. There are other "Harold" books too that you can enjoy with your kids. This book is timeless and has been a hit with young readers since it's first publication. It is simple enough to delight a toddler and clever enough for parents to enjoy as each celebrate spontaneous creativity at its best! Enjoy.
“I like this book because it's about a kid, Harold, who draws stuff in purple all over the place.
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“Harold goes on a walk in the moonlight and has a little adventure drawing the scene the whole way with his purple crayon. Very simple illustrations that leave alot of room for discussion on what Harold is thinking and doing. Celia loved it.”Amanda Marean wrote this review 9 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“harold uses is purple crayon to create all the things he needs on his walk ”Becca wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ridiculously Simplified Synopsis: Resourcefulness saves the day.
Summary: 1-3. Harold goes for a walk with his purple crayon and draws himself into and out of adventure.
Themes and Symbolism: creativity, danger
Authors and Contributors: Crockett Johnson
Curriculum Connection: problem solving, creativity”
“A boy goes on an adventure using his magic purple crayon.”Anthony foster wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this book because it shows a four year old who has an imagination. He is very curious and he wants to create his own world. In the book Harold wants to go for a walk in the moonlight but since there is no moon he decides to draw one for himself. By the end of the book he is looking for his room so he decides to draw his room and goes to sleep. My children in my class loved this book because they talked about what they wanted to draw. They have imaginations just like Harold.”Mallory Padilla wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about a little boy who creates a world with his crayon.”Jabari Overstreet wrote this review Tuesday, April 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I like this book because it is simple as far as color and idea are concerned. It is also very creative because Harold uses his purple crayons to draw objects and get him out of tough situations.
In the classroom, I would give all my young students a purple crayon. Then I would give them situations and have them draw a way in which they would escape from that particular situation.”