Rare Double-Nomination for Crocket Johnson's HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON and A PICTURE FOR HAROLD’S ROOM
These two books have been around long enough to have whiskers, but I find them irresistible... which means timeless in their appeal.
Crockett Johnson died in 1975. He was a successful syndicated cartoonist (with his Barnaby comic strip). Later he turned to writing and illustrating children’s picturebooks. To this task he brought tremendous insight and subtlety in both writing and illustration.
Happily, there are other Harold books by Crockett Johnson.