By Aaron Reynolds
Illustrations by Peter Brown
The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch in this clever picture book parable about a rabbit who fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots.
He eats them on the way to school.
He eats them going to Little League.
He eats them walking home.
Until the day the carrots start following him…or are they? (Courtesy of goodreads.com)
Adult Point of View
How does an author write a “scary” book for young kids? From Creepy Carrots! I’ve developed a formula: take something familiar, possibly boring or repulsive, and have it pop up everywhere.
In this story, the illustrations are key to convey the antagonism of the carrots and the fear Jasper Rabbit faces. Will your kids want to eat carrots after this book? I know mine would just to show they aren’t’ afraid of the root. I absolutely loved how every illustration reveals the carrot sighting was another set of objects in Jasper’s life. Of course, the carrots after a different version.
I highly recommend this story!
5 out of 5 stars