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Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett…

Harold and the Purple Crayon (original 1955; edition 2015)

by Crockett Johnson (Author)

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Harold goes for an adventurous walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon.
Title:Harold and the Purple Crayon
Authors:Crockett Johnson (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (2015), 64 pages
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Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (1955)

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    Journey by Aaron Becker (bogreader)
    bogreader: Drawing and imagination lead to great adventures!

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A little boy's imagination and crayon go on a young child's adventure. Fun use of vocabulary (as he draws the land...he "lands", as he draws his covers...he "draws" the covers of his bed over himself). A classic and first published picture book of it's kind in 1955. Curriculum tie-ins: art, imagination Other picture books: Journey trilogy by Becker, Katie and the Sunflowers by Mayhew Video: Simon and his Chalk Drawings https://fb.watch/v/1d_Bj3wZC/
  SCSUbooks | Jul 6, 2021 |
This book tells the cute story of Harold and his purple crayon. As Harold draws using his purple crayon, he is taken to all of the different locations and is transported by his imagination. This is such a cute story of a little boy and his imagination. I love how the vivid drawings really come to life in a very simple way. In my classroom I think it would be good to show students how they can really run with their imagination while writing. This simple story would be good as just an icebreaker, discussion starter, or time filler in the classroom. ( )
  Leighann-Rathe | Apr 14, 2021 |
This book is about a young boy named Harold that uses his purple crayon to create different things such as a boat, the ocean, and many more. ( )
  virreyes7 | Mar 28, 2021 |
Primary age book. Harold goes on many adventures and creates his own world by using his purple crayon. Helps inspire imagination and creativity.
  MadisonFissell | Feb 1, 2021 |
This was one of my favorite early childhood books. The power of an imagination at play is limitless in the possibilities it creates. What a strong message to encourage creativity. ( )
  MisterEssential | Jan 2, 2021 |
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One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight.
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Plot Summary: Harold is a curious young boy who possess a very special purple crayon. With this crayon, Harold has the ability to create a world of his own simply by drawing it, such as drawing a path when he does not have one to walk on.

Extensions: creativity, self-confidence, responsibility
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