Snow Job: Harold at the North Pole by Crockett Johnson
IT WAS CHRISTMAS EVE, AND HAROLD HAD TO HAVE A CHRISTMAS TREE BEFORE SANTA CLAUS CAME.
SO HE SET OUT FOR THE NORTH WOODS.
Traveling is easy for Harold, who takes out his famous purple crayon and draws himself the Big Dipper to steer by. And as he trudges north through a blizzard, he creates a snowman, and when his snow guy looks shivery, Harold gives him his own red muffler to wear.
And when the snow piles up so deep that Harold can't tell where he is, he draws himself a purple candy-cane North Pole. Figuring Santa's workshop must be near, he shinnies up the Pole to get his bearings. Then he draws a chimney and slides down into the Claus family workshop, where he helps Santa out by drawing him an extra large sleigh and a team of purple reindeer for his big trip.
HAROLD WOULD HAVE LIKED TO RIDE WITH SANTA, BUT HE STILL NEEDED A CHRISTMAS TREE.
Hey, wait! Harold doesn't need to find the perfect evergreen tree as long as he has his purple crayon! Decorations? No problem for an artist like Harold, who heads home and draws the tree, the decorations, his stocking, and a cozily warm fireplace to hang it from. Now he's ready to wait up for Santa.
Millions of children have grown up enjoying the many adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books), and Harold's Christmas Eve adventure is just as fresh and charming as always, in this brand-new edition of Harold at the North Pole (Harper Books, 2015 (rev. ed.) by Crockett Johnson. Perhaps the creator of the concept of the "metafiction" picture book, the Caldecott-winning Johnson offers us that purple crayon that's just as ever-sharp and an imaginative little artist who is just as creative as ever--in a Christmas story that has truly become evergreen.