Monday, October 15, 2007

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Author: Crockett Johnson

First line: One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight.

Why you should read this book: For more than fifty years, children have been delighted by Harold's adventures in a world that begins as a blank sheet of paper, but is soon filled with the purple images of his imagination. In his first adventure, Harold and his trusty wax writing implement take a voyage under the cresent moon, encountering danger, excitement, and nine kinds of pie. A terrific lesson in self-determination and the power of the child's mind.

Why you shouldn't read this book: When you make a mistake, you crumple your paper and throw it in the trash.

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