Posts Tagged ‘Crockett Johnson’

Happy Birthday to David Johnson Leisk a.k.a, Crockett Johnson (who might have one of the best pen names ever)! In 1955 Crockett wrote and illustrated the beloved children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon!

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In 2002 Harold and the Purple Crayon came off the pages and became 13-episode HBO show, you can watch the entire series HERE!

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Happy International Children’s Book Day!

In honor of International Children’s Book Day, why not take a trip down memory lane and read one or two of your favorite picture books?! Sometimes, a picture really is worth 1,000 words!

Dream Animals: A Bedtime Story by Emily Winfield Martin

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Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson 

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The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 

*Did  you Know that Eric Carle  created a museum  in Amherst Massachusetts to showcase incredible picture book art from around the world?!

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The Story of Ferdinand by Monro Leaf

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The House that Baba Build by Ed Young

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The Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French

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