We are missing what promises to be an excellent HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON party at our friends' house tonight. They actually have one purple bedroom with magnetic paint on the walls for large Magnetic Poetry words! It features purple line drawings that mimic Harold's/Crockett Johnson's drawings in the book. With themed food and games planned by two thoughtful people, our other friends are sure to still be enchanted when the draw up their covers this evening, drop their purple crayons, and drop off to sleep.
I have reread this classic books several times today with all of them in mind, knowing that I would have been baking pies today to share with them. Probably not nine kinds, as Harold created, but I always like to give choices. Apple, of course, because everyone seems to like that. And a chocolate cream because I have been craving it.