Baby book review: Harold at the North Pole by Crockett Johnson

Baby Librarian Tilly reviews Harold at the North Pole by Crockett Johnson.

Tilly reviews Harold at the North Pole

Harold is a pretty good draw-er. He had to find a Christmas tree so Santa would know where to put his presents and he had to draw everything! He drew/found Santa’s house, and the reindeer, and all the toys, and his Christmas tree. So Christmas is saved, and Harold got to go on an adventure, and he gets his presents! That’s the most important part. I like presents. I’m good at getting presents now. I got lots of practice with my birthday and Hanukkah. 

Daddy was reading Harold at the North Pole for family story time. Baby Tilly was far too busy on Mummy’s phone to pay attention. #kidsthesedays

Jen reviews Harold at the North Pole

I didn’t even know there were other Harold books besides Harold and the Purple Crayon (which I loved), so it was a lovely surprise to discover this at the library. This was originally published in 1957 but released as a board book in 2018 (which was the edition we borrowed). Another delightful and creative story about a small boy and his purple crayon. Like Harold and the Purple Crayon, this book speaks to the power of imagination. But this one also includes the wonders of Christmas and is a warm and wonderful read. It’s the kind of book I’d like to read by a fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate. 

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