For Young Children Who Want Something ‘Scary’ to Read
Jasper Rabbit is having a hard time at school.
He does NOT want to do his homework.
He does NOT want to study.
But then he finds the crayon.
It’s purple. It’s pointy. It’s perfect.
And it’s ready to do all of Jasper’s schoolwork for him!
The crayon gets him straight As! The crayon does all his thinking! The crayon . . . starts to take over.
Jasper might be ready to get rid of this creepy crayon. But is the crayon ready to let Jasper go?
I was super excited about this new book! Especially since purple is my favorite color.
This story feels like something from The Twilight Zone or R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps. Aaron Reynolds has upped the creep factor with the creepy crayon. It is creepier than Jasper’s past creepy foes. It keeps coming back like the creepy underpants and is much more menacing than the creepy carrots. But unlike the other two books, I could predict the ending, which was disappointing.
If Aaron Reynolds writes another Creepy story, I wonder what color the illustrator will use next. Red is an ominous color, but that would be way too obvious. I’d like to see what he could do with yellow or pink.
Small bonus: Find references to Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear.