eBook Review: Harold and the Purple Crayon
We initially downloaded the lite version of Harold and the Purple Crayon for our Kindle Fire, mostly because we thought it was crazy that anyone would charge $6.99 for an eBook. Lo and behold, this app was a HUGE hit with the whole family! The original tree-based Harold was published in 1955 by Crockett Johnson and has since been made into short animated films, an Emmy-award winning TV series and apparently a movie is in production for 2013.
Each page shows Harold drawing a new adventure in grey, and it is the reader’s task to purpleize his lines. The narration is pleasing, the animation adorable and the interactivity engaging at many levels.
See the Common Sense Media review here.