Harold and the Purple Crayon is such a fun, creative book and it is a perfect fit for your little ones. Harold finds himself with a purple crayon and literally draws his world as he moves along. He leaves his cozy bed to explore an unknown world. When Harold finds himself in a quandary, he draws a way of escape. Harold can do anything he wants with his purple crayon. This book shows students the wonders of imagination and teaches them that they all have talents to offer the world.
Use in the classroom: I would use this book to introduce a creative writing activity. I would use the prompt "If I had a magic purple crayon, I wold draw..." or "With a magic purple crayon, I would make my _________ better by..."
Target grades: 2nd or 3rd