Monday, March 27, 2006

Children's Books

Something strange happened a few years ago. All of my friends started having babies. As a result, I've been reading (and writing) a lot of children's books lately.

Harold and the Purple Crayon is one of those books that makes me want to slap my forehead and say, "Why didn't I think of that first!" The book has a neat concept. All of the pictures are drawn by the main character, Harold, who's trying find his bedroom window so he can go to sleep. interesting adventures ensue. He's lost, so he draws a police officer in order to ask directions. To get a better view, he draws a balloon--and rises into the sky. And so forth.

It's the best children's picture book I've seen. It should be at your local library, but you can also see several pages online (and buy it) at the amazon link below:

Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson


Anonymous SWS said...

The best part is when Harold draws a "Hungry moose and a deserving porcupine" to eat his leftover pies.

10:42 PM  

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