Creepy Carrots

Jasper Rabbit may be paranoid, but it seems like the very carrots he used to feast upon are now haunting him. Creepy carrots appear to be hiding in the shed and popping out of sidewalk grates. In Peter Brown‘s mainly gray palette, orange carrots and their look-creepy_carrotsalikes keep the reader guessing. Is Jasper crazy or are carrots really following him?

No spoilers will be given here. The ending is fun, unexpected and creepy.

Aaron Reynolds, author of Creepy Carrots, balances humor and scariness well.

As for extensions, host a carrot tasting, diagram a carrot plant and read more carrot books.

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2 Responses to Creepy Carrots

  1. This just won a Caldecott honor!

  2. Pingback: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild | An Education in Books Blog

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