Friday, June 17, 2011

Bedtime Story: Harold and the Purple Crayon

Synopsis from Goodreads: ""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"

My Review: This was one children's book I never remember reading but I have to say its very cute! I loved the illustrations and the fun creativity used to write this book. I also liked how it was about creating your own adventures with imagination (I guess even if it means writing on your mother's wall with a crayon). I really did enjoy the simplicity of Harold and the Purple Crayon.

My Rating: I think Harold and the Purple Crayon deserves Four Paws! It has definitely stood the test of time (mine is the 50th anniversary edition)!

Good Night, Sweet Dreams


  1. Hey Ang,
    Just stopping over to say hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your site, can't wait to see what your next post is all about! Have a great week! I'm ur newest follower!
    See ya,
    Readaholics Anonymous

  2. Thank you so much Dana! I am really glad you enjoy my blog and that it keeps you on your toes never knowing what I will read next!