Here is a repost of our earlier review of a collection that includes four Harold books:
He recalled that the best way to wish is on a good big shooting star. / Instead of wishing, it occurred to him at the last moment to jump aboard.
Harold and the Purple Crayon 50th Anniversary Edition (Purple Crayon Books) (Paperback), by Crockett Johnson. I loved these books as a child, and can't wait to read them to our son. As the title suggests, the story centers around a young boy (Harold) and his magical purple crayon, which seemingly brings to life whatever he draws. He uses his crayon to create (and escape) from all sorts of exciting adventures. I just love the spirit of imagination in these books, and maybe even a hint of a deeper message about being able create the world you'd like to exist around you.
"He didn't want to get lost in the woods. So he made a very small forest, with just one tree in it."
Bookworm's interest at 12 months: At just over a year, he's not interested in them yet.