Sunday, January 13, 2013

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds ESSENTIAL

Reynolds, Aaron Creepy Carrots, 40 pgs. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012. Picture Book

Jasper Rabbit loves to snack on carrots from Crackenhopper field. Every day he passes by and takes a few to much on. Until the day the carrots start to follow him around, which is really creepy!

Such a creative, rather spooky, and humorous book. The pictures make the story. Drawn with a gray scale, all but for the carrots and other orange objects, the reader is left to wonder if the carrots really are following Jasper or if he just has an active imagination. I loved this book. And it's not just for Halloween, though it would make a great Halloween story to share.

EL -- ESSENTIAL, reviewer: Rebekah, public librarian

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