Creepy Carrots: A (Spooky) Picture Book Review

Jasper Rabbit loves carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them going home.

Jasper especially loves the free carrots he can grab from Crackenhopper Field any time he wants.

At least he does until those creepy carrots start to follow him around. No one else sees what Jasper sees. But that doesn’t mean he’s wrong in Creepy Carrots (2012) by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown.

Reynolds’ concise writing keeps up the tension as Jasper gets more and more creeped out by those carrots. Readers will be kept on their toes until the (maybe) surprising ending. Brown’s illustrations, done in black and white with shots of orange for the carrots, add an eerie quality to this already spooky story.

A light touch from both author and illustrator guarantee that this story will be fun for readers of all ages without being too scary. A perfect choice to read around Halloween–or anytime you’re in the mood for a little scare and a lot of humor.

Possible Pairings: The Spider and the Fly by Tony DiTerlizzi, The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell

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