Harold and the Purple Crayon

So maybe, possibly, quite probably, starting a new monthly series the month before I moved 300 miles – Connecticut to Maryland – was not well planned out. Somehow, I pushed aside all of my previous moving experiences. I didn’t fully recall the chaos and the amount of time it takes to settle in. But oooh I have been reminded.  It’s only this week that I now finally have reliable phone service at the house! (Thank-you Mr Dixon for solving my communications “Black Hole” problem!!) Things seem to be 3/4′s of the way back on track now – whew! I’m ready to announce this month’s book giveaway AND a bonus extra to making up for my dropping the ball! Without further ado I give you: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson.

One night Harold decides to take a walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon and oh the places his imagination takes him!  He takes you from a straight line, to the moon, to a boat to sail on and a pie to feed his hunger – all created with his purple crayon and imagination. Harold explores all the greatness and possibilities outside his front door in the end finding himself home again settled in his bed.

The Rules: For the sake of simplicity, all comments must take place on the blog attached to this post (doesn’t have to be fancy, even a hi will do!), comments on our Facebook fan page won’t be counted.  I’ll close all comments 9pm EST on the set date.  If 10+ people have commented I’ll put the total number of comments into a random number picker (your assigned number is based on the comment sequence – first comment = 1, second comment = 2, etc…) and the number that comes back is the winner!  I’ll announce and contact the winner two days after the closing date and arrange to send them a copy of the book!  So excited to share this with you!!  So here are the details for this month’s book.

July 2010 Book: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Comment Closing Date: August 3rd, 2010

Announcement of Winner: August 5th, 2010

Bonus!!: This month to make up for my dropping the ball I’m also giving away the dvd cartoon version of this book – it’s the same one I was shown in school many many times!

Now if you just can’t wait until August 5th here’s an Amazon direct link. :)

Posted by on July 14th, 2010


  1. Erica B says:

    Great book… it’s part of our bedtime routine and expands my little boy’s imagination… in fact, I JUST ordered the DVD for our trip to MD this summer…

  2. Aimée Novak says:

    Very cool. I think there are a couple different Harold books, aren’t there?

  3. Allison says:

    Thanks for having this!

  4. Katrina says:

    I would love to win and read and show this to my daughter. Looks cute!

  5. Anita says:

    Woo hoo! The DVD, too?! Thanks! We love Harold! :)
    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

  6. I would love to win this for my daughter – she’d love it =)

  7. Julie says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I shared this giveaway on my website, http://www.ToolsOfGrowth.com. Thanks!

  8. Cary says:

    This looks like a fun adventure book that any child would love!

  9. Maria says:

    An all time favorite when the children were little!!

  10. Rebecca says:

    I love Harold. He’s a good reminder that art is everywhere. We have the Christmas story and read it all yeaar. It’s particularly refreshing in the summer (just looking at snow helps to cool off somethimes).