“One evening, after thinking it over for some time,
Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight.”
I love all things purple.
And while I really did not read Harold and the Purple Crayon as a kid, I knew I’d definitely fall in love with it a long time ago. The mere mention of the word “purple” snapped my attention and I just got lost in the book with Harold and his drawings with his purple crayon.
The story is quite an adventure but the tone is rather calming and soothing. Like, wow! How did Crockett Johnson manage to pull that off with all that dragon and sailing and falling off a cliff?
It’s definitely a wonder.
And I say I quite had a laugh in this part:
“He didn’t want to get lost in the woods. So he
made a very small forest, with just one tree in it.”
A very small forest indeed! Haha! Ingenious, I say. Harold is really smarter than me. *blinks*
And the illustrations! Not just that it’s purple and my favorite color but the simplicity made it all the more wonderful and catchy. Simple, clear lines are very friendly to the eyes yet they tickle your imagination.
I like how you can never guess what happens next and that with every setback Harold encounters he has a quick reaction and practical solution. This classic will surely let your child’s imagination run before he dozes off to sleep.
A highly recommended bedtime story for your little pre-schoolers.