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Stupid Carrots by David Campbell, illustrated by Daron Parton

Title: Stupid Carrots

Author: David Campbell, illustrated by Daron Parton

Genre: Picture Book, fiction

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

Published: October 2020

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 32

Price: $17.99

Synopsis: First children’s book by well-known TV presenter and performing artist, David Campbell!

  • Betty Bunny is HANGRY! But she really, really doesn’t want to eat carrots!
  • A very funny and relatable tale about the highs and lows of family dinnertime!
  • Inspired by David’s family, and his daughter Betty—who came up with the phrase ‘Stupid carrots!’
  • Perfect book for shared reading with the whole family!
  • THEMES: families, dinnertime, humour, emotions

Betty Bunny REALLY doesn’t want carrots for dinner. And she’ll say and do ANYTHING to get rid of carrots forever!

Watch as Betty goes through all the stages of being HANGRY in this hilarious (and very relatable) book by DAVID CAMPBELL.


Stupid Carrots introduces the Bunny Family in what is sure to be a vibrant and fun new series for children, using relatable situations and animal characters to entertain younger readers and adults alike.

Betty Bunny is HANGRY, but not for carrots! Her parents keep telling her they eat carrots because they are bunnies. But Betty wants something else! All her suggestions fail to inspire a change in the menu, until she’s so hungry, she is desperate for food!

Stupid Carrots was inspired by David Campbell’s daughter, Betty, and is perfect for the whole family to read and share together. It is filled with humour and the role families play in our lives.

Told in vibrant colour, Stupid Carrots is shown through the eyes of Betty, and her desires in her world, and how she compares her life to those of her friends. It is a beautiful story that celebrates food and family, and what food can contribute to our identity.

The publicity release from Scholastic suggests this will be a series, and it will be fun to see where the Bunny Family goes from here. This is a beautiful story for all ages and will be a fun book to read aloud to younger children in families or classroom settings, and one to be enjoyed and treasured over the years.

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