Creepy Carrots: The Plot
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds is a wonderful tale for young readers. The plot is pretty simple, little Jasper Rabbit loves carrots, and the very best carrots—he is sure—come from Crackenhopper field. Jasper eats carrots constantly, and stops to pull a few every single time he passed the field. Whether on his way home from the ballpark, or headed to school, the carrots are fair game for Jasper Rabbit.
Suddenly, it seems to Jasper that creepy carrots are following him everywhere. He sees them in his bathroom, he sees them in the shed, and he sees them in his bedroom at night! The creepy carrots are coming for Jasper and no one seems to be able to help.
Told once too often that the creepy carrots are a figment of his imagination, or that he’s just having a bad dream, Jasper hatches a plan to save himself from all those creepy carrots!
Creepy Carrots: A Great Book for Parents and Children to Read Together
A Caldecott Honor Book, and a great read for the younger crowd, Creepy Carrots gives parents the opportunity to discuss how too much of a good thing may not be such a good thing with their children. It also opens the door for parents to speak to their children about what they fear the most, as well as bringing up the all important topic of consideration for others
Best of all, though, Creepy Carrots offers up a fun example of ingenuity when Jasper Rabbit takes matters into his own hands and handles the problem all for himself—then, in a charming twist, readers find out that the problems Jasper has solved aren’t only his own.
Creepy Carrots is a great addition to any child’s book collection, and will be a book parents love to read again and again to their little ones. It’s also likely to be a book those little ones will enjoy reading themselves as they grow and learn.
Add Creepy Carrots to your child’s bookshelf today, and tell us what your little ones think of how Jasper Rabbit handled his big problem!