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Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books)

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ISBN13: 9780064430227
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Awards

GOLD - 2012 National Parenting Publications Book Awards

RECOMMENDED - 2012 Parents' Choice Awards, Picture Books

Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens - 2013 Capitol Choices

and#160;

Staff Pick

A wonderful first book for your baby, this wordless picture book is about a little boy with a purple crayon, and as he draws across the page the illustrations come to life. When I "read" this book to my babies, I saw their eyes following the purple line. It's still my favorite and occupies a prized place in my collection.
Recommended by Carla, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

When Andrew gets hold of a pencil, anything canand#151;and doesand#151;happen in this innovative and artistic book. The story literally unfolds step-by-step as readers are invited to follow Andrew through flaps and gatefolds. After sharpening his drawing implement on the first page, Andrew challenges the boundaries of each spread by beginning with a line that leads . . . and leads . . . to unexpected finishes. Staircases become dinosaurs, kites become rockets, and even the most unassuming squiggle morphs into a giant chicken! This lighthearted depiction of artistic inspiration is sure to engage doodlers of all ages.

Praise for Andrew Drew and Drew

"Any question of reality versus representation is the gentlest kind, utterly unobtrusive...Joyful imagination, plain and simple."

and#151;Kirkus Reviews

"The magic comes from the accompanying artwork, which follows the eponymous boy and his adventures in drawing... Like a certain boy with a purple crayon, Andrew knows that drawing offers limitless possibilities, and readers will, too."

and#151;Publishers Weekly

"In this humorous and heartfelt portrait of a young artist, Andrew models by example the ebb and flow of the creative process."

and#151;Shelf-Awareness

"Each page in this cleverly-designed book is filled with a line, a loop, even a stair step that Andrew has doodled on the paper, and the beginnings of his drawings often lead to something that even the artist himself doesnand#8217;t expect."

and#151;Reading Today Online

"The text is spare, with only a few words per page, letting the products of the boyand#8217;s imagination and readersand#8217; anticipation of them shine as the focus of the book. Never has white space seemed so inviting."

and#151;School Library Journal

"Children of all agesand#151;especially those with an interest in drawingand#151;will love exploring the pages of Andrew Drew and Drew. Along the way, they just might absorb some of the bookand#8217;s message about the power of art and the joy of creating it."

and#151;BookPage

Synopsis:

Essential Picture Book Classics—timeless stories for every child to treasure.

"One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight."

Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement.

Full of funny twists and surprises, this joyful story shows just how far your imagination can take you. Harold and the Purple Crayon has delighted readers of all ages for over fifty years.

Synopsis:

First published in 1955, this classic tells the story of young Harold, whose purple crayon and his imagination take him on wonderful adventures. Full color.

About the Author

Crockett Johnson is the much-loved author and illustrator of five books about Harold and The Purple Crayon. He is also the illustrator of The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss.Crockett Johnson is the much-loved author and illustrator of five books about Harold and The Purple Crayon. He is also the illustrator of The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss.

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Joan Hunt, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by Joan Hunt)
Draw up a chair and experience the reality created, sometimes consciously and sometimes not, by Harold using his purple crayon. Harold can intentionally depict what he needs or wants, but he can also accidently sketch a scary world. His ability to transform the troublesome into the tranquil is both inspiring (and, inspired) and remarkably satisfying.
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lovewriter, October 25, 2009 (view all comments by lovewriter)
A wonderful and unique story that every child will love and remember for years to come. A true classic that doesn't need many words to show introduce children to reading and a love for books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064430227
Author:
Johnson, Crockett
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
performance Narrated:
Owen Jordan ; music composed
Author:
by Crockett Johnson
Author:
Saltzberg, Barney
Location:
Weston, Conn.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Bedtime Stories
Subject:
Crayon drawing
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Purple Crayon Books
Series Volume:
G-52
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
10.5 x 7.75 x 11 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 64 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064430227 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A wonderful first book for your baby, this wordless picture book is about a little boy with a purple crayon, and as he draws across the page the illustrations come to life. When I "read" this book to my babies, I saw their eyes following the purple line. It's still my favorite and occupies a prized place in my collection.

"Synopsis" by , Essential Picture Book Classics—timeless stories for every child to treasure.

"One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight."

Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement.

Full of funny twists and surprises, this joyful story shows just how far your imagination can take you. Harold and the Purple Crayon has delighted readers of all ages for over fifty years.

"Synopsis" by , First published in 1955, this classic tells the story of young Harold, whose purple crayon and his imagination take him on wonderful adventures. Full color.

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