Written By: Aaron Reynolds
Illustrated By: Peter Brown (picture left)
Published By: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Caldecott Award: 2013
Style & Media
Expressionism– Shown by the orange
carrots that pop out of the page
through the black and white
Surrealism– Shown by the facial
features of the carrots as they taunt
jasper the bunny.
Style & Media
Impressionism– Creates drama by the
dark colors of the pictures and
emphasizing only one color, making a
dramatic story just by the illustrations.
Cartoon Art– Shown by the simplistic
forms of the background in each
Both curved and straight lines are
used in the illustrations.
First, the curved lines are used to
create the curved landscape. For
instance: in the picture (top right)
you can see Jasper on a hill,
picking carrots and the other
“mean” carrots on a higher hill
overlooking Jasper, taunting him.
Second, vertical lines are used in
one illustration to create a “scary”
look to the carrot on the left by
making it appear tall, following
The general shape used in this book
are round shapes. The round shape
can be seen in Jasper, the rolling hills,
and even the different sizes of the
carrots that are following poor Jasper.
Color is probably the most influential
piece of this book.
The use of one bold color in this
black and white book makes a
dramatic statement and sets the
mood for this book.
The texture used in this book, in my
opinion, is smooth and soft.
However, at the beginning of the
book that has the title, the texture is
hard, to create the hard lines and
There is a good balance of the
elements, unifying the illustrations in
The use of larger pictures with
landscape are balanced by the
use of smaller pictures depicting
Jasper’s search for the Creepy