Parents' Guide to

Harold and the Purple Crayon

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Imagination reigns in timeless classic about drawing boy.

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age 2+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

i watched/ read this with my mom when I was a child.

i watched/ read this with my mom when I was a child. This made us really happy, still does.
age 2+

Classic favorite of mine.

I love imagination it offers with it's simple images and creative adventures. I recall as a child getting a roll of paper and making my own "Harold" adventures. My kids like to list of nine of their favorite kinds of pie to contribute to the story line.

Is It Any Good?

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HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON is a timeless story that has been a hit with young readers since it was first published in 1955. It's simple enough to delight a toddler and clever enough for parents to enjoy as a whimsical celebration of endless, spontaneous creativity.

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