|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.89(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Crockett Johnson was born in New York and spent his childhood on Long Island. He acquired his art education at New York University and at Cooper Union.
For many years the author and illustrator of the popular comic strip Barnaby, Mr. Johnson also illustrated many wonderful children's books, including Ruth Krauss's The Carrot Seed. He is perhaps best remembered for his own slyly engaging books about a small boy named Harold and his journeys with a purple crayon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My four year old daughter loves this collection of Harold stories. The illustrations are simplistic and allow a child's imagination to create their own images.
Excellent book. My kids loved this when they were kids and now my grandbabies will enjoy it.
A while ago I reviewed "Not A Box" (Book 29) and commented on how it reminded me of "Harold and the Purple Crayon". I liked "Not A Box" because the genderless rabbit could be male or female and therefore could appeal to a boy or a girl. I love "Harold", though, because he reminds me of my fair-haired, toddling son. Not only that, "Harold" is about a child's imagination, which I think is an excellent subject for a children's book, especially a clever child's imagination. The illustrations are simple; the colors are few, although purple does play a prominent role; and the result is perfection in illustration.