Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again
Humpty Dumpty used to love to climb-but after his infamous fall, his confidence is shattered. Nowadays, he mopes around his house and watches television in his underwear. Whenever All the King's Horses and All the King's Men pass by, they chant, "Humpty Dumpty / Sits in a chair, / He used to climb rocks- / Today he won't dare." How will Humpty ever summon the courage to climb again? Full-color art, done in black pencil and charcoal on newsprint; color was digitally added.
JLG Release: Nov 2008
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Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Book List, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, School Library Journal
Junior Library Guild
While Humpty, a seasoned climber, responds to his fall with a brief spell of the blues, Horowitz keeps the mood light and buoyant with various cameos from other nursery rhyme characters. Witty dialogue and lively drawings add to the fun, ensuring that the story never becomes too bleak or pedantic. Kids and adults will find something to giggle about on every page as Humpty learns to believe in himself and, in the end, finds his footing by climbing once again.
Re-imagined nursery rhyme.
8" x 10"
Level 2.8; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 3.3; Points: 1;