By Crockett Johnson
Paint picture and story designed by Greta Truitt


    Harold and the Purple Crayon is an exciting, fun little journey through a purple crayon dream world.  In this book, a little boy named Harold goes on a walk, and creates a world by drawing with his magic crayon.  Guess what color the crayon is?  Harold really wants to take a walk in the moonlight, but there is no moon.  By using his handy-dandy purple crayon Harold draws the moon he needs. 
    His travels and his crayon take him by a tree which he decides needs a dragon to guard the apples.  Harold also draws a picture where he is picnicking with a moose and porcupine, sailing on a boat, climbing a mountain, and finally riding in a hot air balloon on his way home.  Harold makes everything he needs for his adventure by drawing it with his crayon. 
    When he decides that he is tired and wants to go to bed, he looks for the moon and realizes that the moon is always outside his bedroom window.  Harold knows the he can always see the moon outside of his bedroom window so he gets an idea.  Drawing his window around the moon means that he will be back at home and in bed where he started.  Harold tucks himself in bed and goes sound to sleep.

Wouldn't it be neat if we could do that in real life?

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