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Auto-Completed Children’s Books (#6) The Carrot Seed

Auto Completed

Okay, Google – you think you’re pretty smart? How about you try completing the text from famous children’s books. I’ll type the beginning of each line into a Google search (plain text below), and you try to finish the line (bold text below).

(All credit to @botnikstudions for the inspiration)

Previously . . .

Auto-Completed Children’s Books (#1) Goodnight Moon

Auto-Completed Children’s Books (#2) The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Auto-Completed Children’s Books (#3) Moo, Baa, La La La!

Auto-Completed Children’s Books (#4) I Want My Hat Back

Auto-Completed Children’s Books (#5) They All Saw a Cat

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Crockett Johnson

(and Google autocomplete)

Carrot Seed

A little boy yodeling in walmart.

His mother was a jackal.

His father is the district attorney.

And his big brother is watching you.

Every day the little boy pushed with constant horizontal force.

But nothing happened.

And nothing else matters.

Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe.

But he shouted all the more.

And then, one day everything changed

just as the sun went down.

The End

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.