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Harold and the Purple Crayon: The Five Senses    by Jodi Huelin & Kevin Murawski order for
Harold and the Purple Crayon
by Jodi Huelin
Order:  USA  Can
HarperFestival, 2005 (2005)

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* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

This small board book is one in a series about baby Harold's exploration of the world around him. Small fingers will start by opening the window on the front cover to reveal Harold drawing the purple in a rainbow.

The story opens on a desert scene, where we're told that, with his five senses, 'Harold can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.' Then two pages address each sense - one has an arrow to the body part involved, and the accompanying page shows Harold using that sense. Jodin Huelin's text reminds us that Harold can use more than one sense at a time, while Kevin Murawski's illustrations of garden wildflowers, and munching an apple, make it clear.

This clever little book closes by asking its young reader to identify everything in a scene that 'Harold can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.' Use Harold and the Purple Crayon to get started exploring the senses with a toddler.

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