Thursday, February 7, 2013
Review #1398 Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown.
Rating: three stars (out of four)
Loved the distinct color scheme of brown and orange - they contrasted perfectly and gave the book a distinct feel. It was especially fun to see whenever Jester "spotted" one of the bright orange carrots and then on the next page it was simply an ordinary (and still very much orange) object. The story was vastly amusing. And it definitely had some creepy vibes going for it, though not creepy enough to scare children, but just enough to leave them wondering and trying to figure out what was happening. The ending was especially humorous; it brought a smile to my face. I would recommend. It has a little bit of dark humor elements, but it's toned down enough so that anyone could enjoy. I was a fan. The pictures were hilarious and full of antics. And it just won a 2013 Caldecott Honor - nice!