Tuesday, February 5, 2013
CREEPY CARROTS by Aaron Reynolds. Illustrations by Peter Brown. Simon and Schuster, 2012.
Jasper Rabbit loves carrots. He yanks up a few each time he passes the carrot patch. Soon he is seeing creepy carrots everywhere. They spy on him as he brushes his teeth and lurk in the closet. His mother thinks Jasper's imagination is getting the better of him. To be on the safe side, though, Jasper prepares a plan to keep the carrots confined. Black, white, gray and just the creepiest of orange illustrations perfectly capture the humor (and maybe a little terror) of the book.