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'Harold and the Purple Crayon' celebrates 60th anniversary with 'Pete the Cat' and 'Fancy Nancy'

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Do you remember the first time you were swept up in the magical, two-dimensional world of Crockett Johnson’s Harold and the Purple Crayon? The beloved children’s book celebrates its 60th anniversary this fall, and other iconic children’s book illustrators have joined in the celebration, including Eric Carle (author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar) and Robin Preiss Glasser (illustrator of Fancy Nancy).

Below, EW presents three exclusive images from the celebration:

Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series:

Bob Staake, illustrator of I Love Dogs!:

James Dean, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Pete the Cat series:

Check out the other tributes, from folks like Sandra Boynton and Stick Dog‘s Tom Watson, at hc.com/harold.

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