Friday, October 6, 2017

Margo's Musings: Creepy Carrots



Fall is in the air, the leaves are putting on a beautiful show, and Halloween décor is everywhere. Seeing pumpkins and scarecrows has put us in the mood for cooler days and spookier stories. I think that is why my little sister, Margo, was drawn to Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds. The colors on the cover drew me in too and I wanted to know how carrots could be creepy.

Jasper Rabbit loves carrots, and he can’t resist them. Every time he walks by Crackenhopper Field he must crunch a few tasty treats.  But then he starts to worry that his favorite food is following him. Can the carrots be after him? Jasper thinks so, and he knows he has to do something to protect himself!

The story is the perfect blend of a little spooky and a little funny. Margo and I cracked up at the end and we loved the faces on the carrots. Creepy Carrots is a wonderful book to read near Halloween because of the colors in the illustrations- but the book can be read any time of year, because it doesn’t actually tie into the holiday.


I thought Margo would want to skip carrots after reading this story, but instead she held a funny conversation with the carrots she dipped into hummus. I wish you could have heard her!

Has anyone else read Creepy Carrots? Or have you read another book by Aaron Reynolds? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy reading!
~F

18 comments:

  1. Cover is very retro - looks like a fifties cartoon.

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  2. Sounds like a fun one indeed. Who knew carrots could be creepy stalkers lol

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  3. Hi DMS - I haven't ready of their books ... but does sound one that so many would enjoy reading or being read to ... fun to look at - cheers Hilary

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  4. I wish I had heard Margo I'm sure it was very funny. I really like the cover and it sounds like a wonderful story.

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  5. What an awesome cover and pick for the month of October. I so miss the days of reading picture books! Boris and Bella by Carolyn Crimi, and Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex were two of our favorites.

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  6. My kids are sadly outgrowing picture books. However, we did read this one and one with the underwear by the same author and found them to be hilarious.

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  7. Creepy Carrots sounds like a fun book.

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  8. Oh what fun. And what a wonderful vengeance on creepy carrots to dip them in hummus.

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  9. A little spooky and a little funny is an awesome combo!

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  10. I am going to pick this one up. It sounds adorable.

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  11. Sounds like such a cute book!

    betty

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  12. Our miniature rabbit Bon-Bon thinks the cover is spooky, but she likes the carrots. Course she's fickle. This week she prefers celery.

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  13. Ahh, this book looks pretty awesome, lol :D Yay for enjoying it.

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  14. This book sounds interesting.

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  15. I love the cover and the book sounds fantastic!

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  16. Perfect for an October read!

    All the best Jan

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  17. what about parsnips and parsley?

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  18. So cute that she was talking to her carrots after this! I would also be very curious as to how carrots could be creepy and that would make me want to try this one too. I am glad it had humor in it too.

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