Tried it Tuesday - New Book

I really wanted to link up with my friend Holly for her linky and just have not been able to get my post together for the last two weeks. I even had it started, it was all about spelling resources, including Spelling City, but that is what she posted about today!!! So be sure to check out Holly at the Fourth Grade Flipper to learn more about Spelling City, I will save my post for a later date (you know when you've forgotten that you wanted to check that resource out and needed one more reminder!)

So I am linking up a book I tried this October (a stretch I know) but it is a great alternative to traditional Halloween books.

It is....

Here is the description from Amazon...

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.

It is a fun book to make predictions, discuss mood (all the pictures are black, white, grey and orange and eerie), message of the story or big idea, story elements and so on. It is just a good all around book for shared reading. It was part of our October Scholastic book orders - so that is a great deal too!

Here are the follow up sheets we did in our class if you are interested in trying this book out. Click on the picture to pick up a free copy (pics are linked to opposite pages, sorry).

Here is a great video that you can use to show the illustration process.

Polka Dot Kinders had her students write how they would deal with creepy carrots and made their own creepy carrots.

Well that is it, a new book that I tried this year for Halloween without it being an actual Halloween book.


  1. Oh...I like the sound of Creepy Carrots! I will need to get on Scholastic and order that before they take it off the site. Thanks for the video and follow-up! You ROCK!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. That book looks like one I NEED for my collection! I need to look on my order it on the 3rd or 4th grade book order? So excited I can use my bonus points!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  3. Oh my gosh! I just bought this book at our school's book fair. It's a great story. Thanks for the sheets. I'm also going to check out the video. I bet the kids will love it!

    Third Grade Galore

  4. I can't believe that you had Spelling City to link up too! You are right that everyone will need a reminder later. I am not sure how many times I read about it before I finally decided to try it. Creepy Carrots sounds amazing! I need to check that out and that's great that I can use bonus points to order it! Wahoo!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  5. I will now be picking up this book at my daughter's book fair. Thank You. And that video is excellent, I love how it pulls from all the old movies. Very cool how it combines the old and new media together.

    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  6. I just got that book in my Scholastic order today. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but it's in my teacher bag next to my feet right now. Thanks for the freebies! Will def. use them.: )

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  7. I have never heard of that book before, but it looks really great! I will definitely have to check it out. Thank you for sharing and for the freebies!

    Eclectic Educating


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