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Power of Art, Creativity, and Imagination in Children's Literature "Imagination is the true magic carpet ride," as Norman Vincent Peale once said. Indeed this proves to be true in Crockett Johnson's, Harold and the Purple Crayon, when Harold, a small boy with a massive imagination, creates his world employing a purple crayon. Also, Leo Lionni uses a mouse named Fredrick to capture "colors" and "sunrays" in his Caldecott winning book Fredrick. However, imagination isn't the only tool utilized in these books; art, and the power found in creativity are equally stressed. Also, while both books contain these 3 elements they address them in different ways. Both Harold and the Purple Crayon and Fredrick illustrate art as a medium for imagination and power; however, Fredrick emphasizes the impact of art on the community while Harold plays with his purple crayon seeing it a source for his own entertainment. Fredrick, a little field mouse, comes from the well spring of Leo Lionni's mind to symbolize the impact art and imagination has on the community. Fredrick, unlike the rest of.