Harold and the Purple Crayon
Author/Illustrator: Crockett Johnson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 1955
Genre: Fiction Picture Book
Audience: Gr. Pre-K+
Overview: Harold’s imagination takes him on a magnificent walk. He draws himself out of many situations and back into his bed. This reinforces the idea that anything can happen in your imagination, and it uses only one color for the illustrations.
Activity: Have children draw out their own adventure with their favorite color crayon.
Reviewer’s Name: Erin Beskid
Posted by Dr. Deb L. Marciano at 3/01/2007