Book of the week: Harold and the Purple Crayon

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Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is just fabulous. Such a simple, beautiful and magical idea. Harold draws his adventure with his purple crayon. An adventure, which includes apple trees, dragons, hot-air balloons, a moose, lots of pies, a little boat and the moon. It makes my heart sing when I read it to my children.

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Imogen made her very own version of the book this weekend, "Imogen and the Purple Crayon". She explained that she got things in slightly the wrong order but to me, it's the most perfect little book ever.

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She even remembered to put the purple squiggles on the back of the book.

If Harold and the Purple Crayon isn't on your bookshelf, it's definitely one to add. I think you'll love it and so will the children!