Sunday, 5 May 2013

Harold and the purple crayon

Harold and the Purple CrayonHarold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read this to my son tonight and both laughed loads. A great book about the joy of creativity. Harold, a very young but competent artist decides to go for a moonlight walk and draws the entire adventure that follows with his purple crayon.  This is one of those children's classics that work on so many levels, it teaches lessons on creativity and imagination without using a metaphorical hammer, it entertains adults with the clever word play and kids and adults with the sheer silliness of the adventure.  A book to be read to and with a child for the child inside.

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