Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955)

This is a book that reminds all of us how we start thinking about problems and the logic of children - they can be truly enlightening even for a learned adult.

There is no moon? Draw a moon.
There is nothing to walk on? Draw a path!
The path did not seem getting anywhere. Draw the way to go! (What ingenious and simple solution.)

"One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight..." and the adventure begins!

"There wasn't any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight."

(so Harold draws a moon...)

My son liked the adventure so much and he never got bored with repeated reading.

Author/Illustrator: Crockett Johnson
Suitable: 3-7, Nursery,Kindergarten
Format: Paperback
Size: 6.9 x 6.5in, 17x17cm, sort of square
Pages: 64

Singapore: NLB,
Kinokuniya (S$11.79)
Amazon: Here