This week's pick is by Cottager Kristen Tracy.
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
illustrated by Peter Brown
What it's all about . . .
This is the hilarious story about a rabbit that loves carrots. But when the carrots start following him, the book gets pretty creepy.
Why it’s on the Crooked Bookshelf . . .
It’s a quirky and inventive book about confronting your fears, whether they’re real or imagined or a combination of the two.
Our favorite lines . . .
Jasper was about to help himself to a victory snack . . . when he heard it. The soft . . . sinister . . . tunktunktunk of carrots creeping.
Our favorite illustration . . .
|From CREEPY CARROTS! by Aaron Reynolds. Illustration copyright 2012 by Peter Brown.|
Why kids will love it . . .
It plays really well with perspective. A scene that looks like creepy carrots at one angle, becomes innocent garden tools in the next. Kids will enjoy the tension as the story uncovers what’s real and what’s imagined.
Why grown-ups will love it . . .
It’s fun to watch the young rabbit’s paranoia take hold. It’s a relatable tale that puts carrots in a whole new light.