The photocopied art from the goth collection I edited in the spring is still in the coloring-paper stack. When Lily asked me to staple a sheaf of papers labeled “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” her tribute to the Crockett Johnson book, I didn’t think much of it. Until, that is, she announced her intention to take her creation to school for show and tell.
Obviously, the juxtaposition of low-res bondage images and a kindergartener’s drawings isn’t the stuff of circle time. I’m photocopying the rectos and excising the versos to make a new, more appropriate book.