There are some books that stand the test of time, over and over again. They are as popular today as when they were published. I know this because I see how popular they are with the kids in my library. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is one of them.
The 2014 picture book Journey by Aaron Becker, in which a girl goes on a magical journey with a red crayon seems to be an homage to Harold.