I love books that take something that is "normal" and really create a fun story out of them. This is one such book. Before reading the book to my Kindergartners, I love to say "What do you think of when you hear the word "scary"? Ghosts, monsters, etc. are brought up. Their eyes get wide as I then say, "Those are not scary compared to what we are reading about today...Today...we are reading about...the thing that scares me the most....CAAARRRROOOOTTTTS! The student's reaction is hilarious! Peter Brown brings such a fun "Twilight Zone" feel to this book with illustrations that match perfectly with Reynold's text. It's a little creepy BUT it's a story that ends in a way that has the students giggling. I don't want to ruin the ending so you better borrow this book to see for yourself! The carrots in your fridge will never look the same. Bwahahahahahahaha.
Good Bedtime Read?: If you have enough time to finish the story, I believe this is a safe book to read because the scariness subsides with the clever ending of the book. However, if your child is sensitive to anything scary, I might save it for a middle of the day read.
Story Rating: Four out of Five Carrots as it is a well written story.
Art Rating: Four out of Five Paintbrushes. Brown's "Twilight Zone" type art is perfect for this story.
Grade/Age Level: ages 4+.
Can I find it in the Primary School Library? Yes, ask Mrs. Pantzlaf for this fiber filled treat :)
Check out his website at http://www.peterbrownstudio.com
Publication Info [found at amazon.com]
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (August 21, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442402970
- ISBN-13: 978-1442402973