Brenda Cregor's Reviews > Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
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Mar 30, 2012

really liked it

No doubt, it was this book which inspired the rather "new" concept of advertisement.
There is a white background, or white board, and this hand quickly (fast motion) illustrates the points and concepts the narrator is making, and the illustration has no boundaries. It goes from side-to-side, up and down...everywhere, on and on!
The world of imagination is every child's playground, no matter where they live or what their social status.
This book demonstrates this fact, beautifully.
Harold's tale creates a way to talk to students about the concepts of cause and effect, setting, story structure, and problem and resolution.
Every child feels they can draw, after hearing this story and looking at the pictures.
It's a great book to "act out", as well.
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