Sunday, November 22, 2020

Review - Creepy Carrots!

Creepy Carrots!

by Aaron Reynolds
illustrated by Peter Brown
Date: 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

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?

Celebrated artist Peter Brown’s stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold’s text in this hilarious eBook with audio that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Falling squarely in the "vegetables have feelings" camp is this twisted tale of (mild) horror about a rabbit and his veggie victims. Jasper Rabbit loves to eat carrots... but do those carrots love to be eaten? Apparently not, because one day he starts to notice that they're... well, stalking him. But those carrots are wily, and nobody believes Jasper when he says they're out to get him. What's a hungry rabbit to do?

This is a cute book that would be fun at any time of year, but especially at Halloween when readers are looking for something a bit creepy. The black-and-white illustrations with just a few touches of orange give the book an old-fashioned feel that's reminiscent of a particular old TV show.

Overall, this is an amusing story. Check it out if you're looking for something fun and a bit creepy (but not too scary).

Quotable moment:

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 3.5 out of 5

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