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Creepy Carrots!

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 picture book that shows it's all fun and games...until you get too greedy.

Review:

"In a spot-on parody of a paranoid thriller, a hungry bunny senses 'creepy carrots' watching his every move. Jasper Rabbit doesn't think twice about plundering the carrots of Crackenhopper Field 'until they started following him.' Jasper glimpses three jack-o-lantern — jawed carrots behind him in the bathroom mirror (when he turns around it's just a washcloth, shampoo bottle, and rubber duck — or is it?), and he yells for his parents when a carrot shadow looms on his bedroom wall. Reynolds (Snowbots) makes liberal use of ellipses for suspense, conjuring the 'soft... sinister... tunktunktunk of carrots creeping.' Brown (Children Make Terrible Pets) illustrates in noirish grayscale with squash-orange highlights and dramatic lighting, framing each panel in shiny black for a claustrophobic film-still effect that cements the story's horror movie feel. Jasper's grin grows maniacal as he constructs a fortress and moat to contain the offending carrot patch, giving the carrots a happy ending in this Hitchcock spoof (Brown even sneaks in a sly Vertigo reference). Watch out, vegetarians — these carrots have bite! Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"Brown's panels-bordered in black, drawn in pencil, and digitally composed and colored-cleverly combine the mood of film noir with the low-tech look of early children's television staging for an aesthetic that is atmospheric, but not overwhelming....Panels in varying sizes and multiple perspectives keep pace with Reynolds's tongue-in-cheek narrative....This age-appropriate horror story takes children's fears seriously and then offers them an escape through genuine comic relief." School Library Journal

Review:

"Serve this superbly designed title to all who relish slightly scary stories." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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 picture book that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.

About the Author

Aaron Reynolds isn't scared of carrots, but he's terrified of black olives. He's the author of many books for kids, including Superhero School, Chicks and Salsa, and the Joey Fly, Private Eye graphic novel series. His books have been featured on the Henson Productions national television show, Between the Lions, and nominated for many awards including the 2010 Edgar Allen Poe Mystery Award and the Monarch Kid's Choice Award. He lives in Chicago with his wife, two kids, and four neurotic cats. You can visit Aaron at Aaron-Reynolds.com.

Peter Brown is the author of Children Make Terrible Pets and the critically acclaimed artist of Chowder and Flight of the Dodo. He is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasedena, California, and he lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Peter at PeterBrownStudio.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442402973
Author:
Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Brown, Peter
Author:
Reynolds, Aaron
Author:
Brown, Peter
Subject:
Animals - Rabbits
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Rabbits
Subject:
carrots; rabbit; picture book; aron reynolds; arron renolds; scare; halloween picture book; easter picture book; caldecott honor; award-winning picture book; award winning picture book; jasper rabbit; funny; humor
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c (digital) (jkt: spot gloss and embos
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 40 pages Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - English 9781442402973 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a spot-on parody of a paranoid thriller, a hungry bunny senses 'creepy carrots' watching his every move. Jasper Rabbit doesn't think twice about plundering the carrots of Crackenhopper Field 'until they started following him.' Jasper glimpses three jack-o-lantern — jawed carrots behind him in the bathroom mirror (when he turns around it's just a washcloth, shampoo bottle, and rubber duck — or is it?), and he yells for his parents when a carrot shadow looms on his bedroom wall. Reynolds (Snowbots) makes liberal use of ellipses for suspense, conjuring the 'soft... sinister... tunktunktunk of carrots creeping.' Brown (Children Make Terrible Pets) illustrates in noirish grayscale with squash-orange highlights and dramatic lighting, framing each panel in shiny black for a claustrophobic film-still effect that cements the story's horror movie feel. Jasper's grin grows maniacal as he constructs a fortress and moat to contain the offending carrot patch, giving the carrots a happy ending in this Hitchcock spoof (Brown even sneaks in a sly Vertigo reference). Watch out, vegetarians — these carrots have bite! Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Brown's panels-bordered in black, drawn in pencil, and digitally composed and colored-cleverly combine the mood of film noir with the low-tech look of early children's television staging for an aesthetic that is atmospheric, but not overwhelming....Panels in varying sizes and multiple perspectives keep pace with Reynolds's tongue-in-cheek narrative....This age-appropriate horror story takes children's fears seriously and then offers them an escape through genuine comic relief."
"Review" by , "Serve this superbly designed title to all who relish slightly scary stories."
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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 picture book that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.

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