by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014
Caldecott Honor Book
Jasper Rabbit loves carrots and eats them every chance he gets. But one day the carrots start to follow him. He sees them in his bathroom. He finds them in the shed. He’s certain they are in his bedroom. His parents don’t believe him, so Jasper is forced to take things into his own hands. He builds a formidable fence around the carrots so they can’t get him and he is safe from the ‘creepy carrots’. But the last page tells another story when the carrots cheer for at last getting rid of the pesky rabbit who’s been invading their carrot patch! A hilarious ending.
The illustrations tell much of the story, when Artist Peter Brown exaggerates Jasper’s fears and personifies the carrots. A visual delight!