Recommended Reading for Kids: Harold and the Purple Crayon

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Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended reading for kids. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why:

Imagination is a fabulous gift and Harold is a wonderful example of just how marvelous it can be. Harold is a cherubic boy who decides to go for a “walk in the moonlight.” Armed with a purple crayon, he draws himself a world of full of beauty and adventure. Then, he has to find his way home. Once again, his imagination serves him well. He remembers how he used to see the moon through the window of his room. And so all he needs is to draw a box around the moon – now he is inside looking out.

This is a book that young readers love both to read on their own and to have it read to them.

Have your children read Harold and the Purple Crayon? What did they think of the book?

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Marion Blank

Marion Blank

Dr. Marion Blank is a world-renowned psychologist and expert on the development of literacy and language in children as well as the creator of the “Six Skill Integrated Method” for teaching children to read. Prior to creating the Reading Kingdom online literacy program, she created and directed the Light on Literacy Program at Columbia University. She has authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles and books and developed numerous award winning teaching and assessment programs. Dr. Blank is also a recipient of the Upton Sinclair Award which honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to education.
Marion Blank