Hot Off the Press- Well Almost!

I try to do a Hot Off the Press! post on Sundays featuring newly released picture books.  Unfortunately, the last couple of weeks, I haven't found that many that I wanted to feature in this space.  However, I did just go through a stack of F & G's (folded & gathered - think Advanced Reader Copy but for picture books) and thought I would highlight an upcoming August release. Creepy Carrots was so much fun to read and I hope that you consider pre-ordering it.

Author: Aaron Reynolds | blog
Illustrator: Peter Brown | website
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: August 21, 2012

Description from
The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch in this clever picture book parable about a rabbit who fears his favorite treats are out to get him. 

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.

Check out this great video of Peter Brown talking about his inspiration for the illustrations of Creepy Carrots:

The Creepy Carrots Zone from Peter Brown on Vimeo.