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Creepy Carrots!

Reynolds, Aaron (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Creepy Carrots!
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The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.
Authors: Reynolds, Aaron, 1970-
Title: Creepy carrots!
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill. (some col.) ;,32 cm.
Summary: The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.
Local Note: 1 2 3 4
Additional Contributors: Brown, Peter - 1979-
ISBN: 1442402970
9781442402973
Branch Call Number: E REY
Statement of Responsibility: words, Aaron Reynolds ; pictures, Peter Brown
Subject Headings: Humorous stories. Rabbits Juvenile fiction. Carrots Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Humorous stories.
Rabbits
Carrots
LCCN: 2010035099
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Jul 23, 2014
  • blue_bear_2199 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love zombies and carrot zombies is a fun idea.

Jasper Rabbit loves chowing down on stolen carrots from Crackenhopper Field…until the carrots start following him. Or do they? Jasper thinks he sees the carrots lurking in the shadows of his bedroom, or looming up behind him in the bathroom mirror, or creeping after him (with a quiet "tunktunktunk") wherever he goes - but they're always gone when he takes a closer look. What's a paranoid rabbit to do? Find out in this clever, atmospheric, mock-horror story packed with kid-friendly thrills and a surprising, satisfying ending.

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Oct 05, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lighting and shadows create a creepy feel reminiscent of old film in this monotone world invaded by orange carrots. These are no ordinary vegetables though, for they scare Jason rabbit with typical horror movie tactics including: suddenly disappearing, appearing as shadowy figures, and in a funny move, pretending to be the non-moving versions of themselves.
In an odd turn, the rabbit comes up with an unusual solution...a solution which was the intended result in the carrots' bigger scheme. Aside from this unexpected turn of events, the story makes for a nice blend of horror-based humour that both children and parents will enjoy.

Sep 19, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Kids love to be scared within the safety of their parents’ arms. Happy endings and gorgeous art are just a nice plus at that point. More fun than it deserves to be and thrilling to the core, expect to be asked to read this one over and over again and to willingly acquiesce so that you can pick out more details on a second, third, fortieth reading. A masterpiece of the scary/funny balance.

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Jul 15, 2013
  • Xiaohua Ma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 19, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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Sep 19, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jasper Rabbit. You average everyday hare. Jasper has a penchant for carrots. Stands to reason. He’s a rabbit. Every day he plucks them from the Crackenhopper Field. Never has a care in the world either. But one day Jasper has a suspicion. Carrots in his tummy he understands, but carrots in his bathtub? In his bedroom? In the tool shed? Seems that Jasper is being stalked by vegetation. Without realizing it, Jasper Rabbit is crossed out of his everyday existence and into . . . the carrot zone.

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Sep 19, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Jasper was about to help himself to a victory snack.. when he heard it. The soft… sinister.. tunktunktunk of carrots creeping. He turned… but there was nothing there.”

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Sep 19, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Illustrator Peter Brown discusses Creepy Carrots

Peter Brown shares his inspiration for the illustrations.

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