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Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
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Sep 12, 2012

it was amazing
Read in September, 2012

I really enjoyed Harold and the Purple Crayon. I had never read this book before and it definitely makes you use your imagination. This book starts with Harold and his crayon. You are placed in his world with just a purple crayon to take you on his adventures as well as your own. Harold's purple crayon is like his best friend. When Harold needs something, he can rely on his purple crayon to fit it. For example, when Harold finds himself with the ocean over his head, he draws a boat that is there to save him and keep him afloat. I really like this book for the illustrations. The half finished illustrations in the book allow the reader to finish them with their imagination. I also like the basic colors that are used. Harold being kept very small and consistent on the page forces the reader to look past just the little dude and makes us focus more on what the purple crayon is illustrating. I would use this book in a classroom to get students to think and use their imagination. There is never one right answer and this book gets a child thinking about what comes next or what could potentially come next.

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Keeka Hey! My name's Erika but keeka is my nickname.(:

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