Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is a very popular book because of Harold's limitless imagination. Harold goes for a walk and draws for himself the things he wants to see, places he wants to go and things he needs to use with his purple crayon.

"He made a long straight path so he wouldn't get lost. And he set off on his walk, taking his big purple crayon with him. But he didn't seem to be getting anywhere on the long straight path. So he left the path for a short cut across a field. And the moon went with him. The short cut led right to where Harold thought a forest ought to be. He didn't want to get lost in the woods. So he made a very small forest, with just one tree in it. It turned out to be an apple tree."
After Harold was finished with his adventures, he was ready for bed. For a wonderful imaginatary story or a bed time story, read it to your child and then perhaps your child can draw a tale too!

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