The Harold and the Purple Crayon books are a fun picture book series for little kids about a boy named Harold who creates things with his purple crayon. This week in Beyond Bat Mitzvah, we read the first story, Harold and the Purple Crayon, and discussed its connection to what we’ve been learning. Here I will offer a brief review of each of the stories.


Harold and the Purple Crayon:Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight with his crayon, and gets into all sorts of messes. But how will he find his way home?

Harold’s Fairy Tale: When Harold discovers that the enchanted garden is in bloom, he is recruited by the king to find out why.

Harold’s Trip to the Sky: When Harold goes to Mars, he faces his scariest monster yet.

Harold’s Circus: Harold decides to work at a circus, but not all is fun and games.