Creepy Carrots!

Creepy Carrots!

Book - 2012
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In this Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit 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?
Celebrated artist Peter Brown's stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold's text in this hilarious picture book that shows it's all fun and games...until you get too greedy.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012.
ISBN: 9781442402973
Branch Call Number: Z REY
Characteristics: [34] p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Brown, Peter 1979-- Illustrator


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Mariangela_S Sep 27, 2016

October is the month for all things orange, scary and
touched by the cool wind. Creepy Carrots is a perfect read for October. Black and white illustrations add terror and drama to this story.

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Nov 01, 2017

HILARIOUS! But should be called "Clever Carrots"!

Sep 01, 2017

Funny and cute picture book.

Mariangela_S Sep 27, 2016

October is the month for all things orange, scary and
touched by the cool wind. Creepy Carrots is a perfect read for October. Black and white illustrations add terror and drama to this story.

Jan 09, 2016

funny and cute!

Oct 11, 2015

I loved the vivid colors of the book. It felt suspenseful and a joy to read to my 6 year old. It kept his and my, attention.

GSPLjodie Apr 28, 2015

Reminiscent of a film-noir movie, the black and white images are wonderfully vivid against the orange (creepy) carrots. My children love how the carrots mysteriously disappear and taunt Jasper rabbit. A fun book for the whole family.

Sep 14, 2014

The illustrator portrays a cheerful and happy rabbit enjoying his carrots without a care in the world – until he feels carrots are lurking behind him. Is the little rabbit imagining things or are the carrots plotting for revenge? The moment a reader picks up this book, the title and the illustrations on the cover suggest this book is a little creepy. The illustrator and author have work together to create a book that avid readers can enjoy every Halloween. It could also help children understand how to approach problems when they are afraid or how to respect nature and our food sources.

Jul 23, 2014

I love zombies and carrot zombies is a fun idea.

ChristchurchLib Oct 22, 2013

Jasper Rabbit loves chowing down on stolen carrots from Crackenhopper Field…until the carrots start following him. Or do they? Jasper thinks he sees the carrots lurking in the shadows of his bedroom, or looming up behind him in the bathroom mirror, or creeping after him (with a quiet "tunktunktunk") wherever he goes - but they're always gone when he takes a closer look. What's a paranoid rabbit to do? Find out in this clever, atmospheric, mock-horror story packed with kid-friendly thrills and a surprising, satisfying ending.

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forbesrachel Oct 05, 2013

Lighting and shadows create a creepy feel reminiscent of old film in this monotone world invaded by orange carrots. These are no ordinary vegetables though, for they scare Jason rabbit with typical horror movie tactics including: suddenly disappearing, appearing as shadowy figures, and in a funny move, pretending to be the non-moving versions of themselves.
In an odd turn, the rabbit comes up with an unusual solution...a solution which was the intended result in the carrots' bigger scheme. Aside from this unexpected turn of events, the story makes for a nice blend of horror-based humour that both children and parents will enjoy.

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Jasper Rabbit. You average everyday hare. Jasper has a penchant for carrots. Stands to reason. He’s a rabbit. Every day he plucks them from the Crackenhopper Field. Never has a care in the world either. But one day Jasper has a suspicion. Carrots in his tummy he understands, but carrots in his bathtub? In his bedroom? In the tool shed? Seems that Jasper is being stalked by vegetation. Without realizing it, Jasper Rabbit is crossed out of his everyday existence and into . . . the carrot zone.


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“Jasper was about to help himself to a victory snack.. when he heard it. The soft… sinister.. tunktunktunk of carrots creeping. He turned… but there was nothing there.”


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