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Creepy Carrots
by Aaron Reynolds


Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, p2012, c2012
ISBN 978-1-44240-297-3

AR 2.3
Lexile Measure: 410


Caldecott Honor 2013
Topics: carrots, rabbits, humor


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.


Library Media Connection (January/February 2013)
This is a great mystery tale for beginning readers. The illustrations are very well done but I find they could be confusing for younger students. The story keeps readers on the edge of their seats, trying to determine if Jasper is confused by what he sees or really is being followed by carrots. Reynolds creates a realistic character with a situational experience that is common for young children. The illustrations keep the reader interested in the story. Colors direct the reader's attention to specific objects. The story and illustrations combine to create an enjoyable book for young children. Jessica Wilson, Pre-K Head Teacher/Graduate Student, Head Start, Spring Valley, New York [Editor's Note: Available in e-book format.] RECOMMENDED