Harold and the Purple Crayon

Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Crocket Johnson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Year: 1955
ISBN: 9780064430227
Pages: 64

Harold is an adventurous little boy who decides to go for a walk with his little purple crayon. While on his walk he needs something to walk on, so he draws a walk way. He then imagines up all of the different things he sees and will need to have while on this night walk. He even finds himself head to head with a dragon! This gets him into the water where he draws up a boat. He gets lost for a while and is able to draw himself out of the trouble he gets into. A the end he finds his way back home and into his bed.

Harold and Purple Crayon is a classic children's book that encourages imagination and fun. Harold thinks up everything he needs to continue on his journey and is able to draw it. The illustrations are in white, black, and purple. The story is simple to follow and easy for a young reader to read. Young children will love to read this bedtime story.