Creepy Carrots!

By Aaron Reynolds; Peter Brown (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442402973, 40pp.)

Publication Date: August 21, 2012

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '12 Kids List
“Be scared -- be VERY scared -- of this funny, inventive tale of one carrot-lovin' rabbit who started having carrots follow his every move. Who knew that some crisp, crunchy orange vegetable could be so sinister? The twist at the end is satisfyingly good. Carrot cake anyone?”
-- Maureen Palacios, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA


Description

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.




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.




Praise For Creepy Carrots!

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

* "Serve this superbly designed title to all who relish slightly scary stories."--Kirkus Reviews in a STARRED review

* "A spot-on parody of a paranoid thriller...."--Publishers Weekly in a starred review

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