"One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." So begins this gentle story that shows just how far your imagination can take you. Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of beauty and excitement. But this is no hare-brained, impulsive flight of fantasy. Cherubic, round-headed Harold conducts his adventure with the utmost prudence, letting his imagination run free, but keeping his wits about him all the while. He takes the necessary purple-crayon precautions: drawing landmarks to ensure he won't get lost; sketching a boat when he finds himself in deep water; and creating a purple pie picnic when he feels the first pangs of hunger.
Crockett Johnson's understated tribute to the imagination was first published in 1955, and has been inspiring readers of all ages ever since. Harold's quiet but magical journey reminds us of the marvels the mind can create, and also gives us the wondrous sense that anything is possible. (Ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"...For generations, children have cherished this ingenious and original little picture story". -- Horn Book --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
A timeless classic; I love this book and buy it for all of the children that I know!Published 11 days ago by Jennifer Bays
My favorite book as a child, I recently got it for my neice's first birthday!Published 20 days ago by Luffy
I loved this book as a child, and the copy I got is brand new. I ordered it on Saturday, and it was here Tursday. No complaints!Published 23 days ago by l.wright
Cute book! A classic and unique story for all ages. The illustrations are simple but my kids keep going back to this one.Published 24 days ago by HappyMommy
My 5 year old loves this book and can recite it back to me word for word.Published 25 days ago by A. Hughes