Crockett Johnson

25 Days – Book 11: Harold At The North Pole

 The 11th story of our 25 days is one of the marvelous books in the Harold and the Purple Crayon “series,” Harold at the North Pole. It is by Crockett Johnson and was created in 1957.

You don’t have to be familiar with the original Harold and the Purple Crayon book to appreciate this tale; but if you are, you’ll love it all the more! In this adventure, Harold sets off to find a Christmas tree to decorate before Santa arrives and ends up at the North Pole where Santa is snowed in and needs help. Read the full post…

How To Create A Children’s Book Character Costume, Part 1

Yesterday a dear friend contacted me and asked if I had any suggestions for a children’s book character costume. My mind started racing trying to think of fun and potentially easy characters that could be donned. Here are a few I’ve come up with that I think would be relatively simple to create and unique as well. (Don’t forget to check thrift stores for supplies!) Read the full post…

Friday Book Links – September 7, 2012

the fruits of my Labor Day used bookstore shopping

I hope the Labor Day holiday treated all my North American readers well. Thanks for reading along another week! Here are the Friday links from this week’s exciting book-related news: Read the full post…