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. Includes audio!
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.
In a spot-on parody of a paranoid thriller, a hungry bunny senses "creepy carrots" watching his every move. Jasper Rabbit doesn't think twice about plundering the carrots of Crackenhopper Field "until they started following him." Jasper glimpses three jack-o-lantern jawed carrots behind him in the bathroom mirror (when he turns around it's just a washcloth, shampoo bottle, and rubber duck or is it?), and he yells for his parents when a carrot shadow looms on his bedroom wall. Reynolds (Snowbots) makes liberal use of ellipses for suspense, conjuring the "soft... sinister... tunktunktunk of carrots creeping." Brown (Children Make Terrible Pets) illustrates in noirish grayscale with squash-orange highlights and dramatic lighting, framing each panel in shiny black for a claustrophobic film-still effect that cements the story's horror movie feel. Jasper's grin grows maniacal as he constructs a fortress and moat to contain the offending carrot patch, giving the carrots a happy ending in this Hitchcock spoof (Brown even sneaks in a sly Vertigo reference). Watch out, vegetarians these carrots have bite! Ages 4 8.
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My 3-year old loves this book!
I really liked this because Jasper Rabbit got tricked by the sneaky carrots.It was fun to read, w/ my dad.
My four year old loves this book. He wants to hear me read it over and over and he finishes the catch phrases. Never thought carrots could be so much fun!