After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again

Title: After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
Author: Dan Santat
Illustrator: Dan Santat
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (2018)
ISBN: 9781783446353
 
Dan Santat retells the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty from the egg’s perspective. After his fall all the king’s men put Humpty back together but “there were some parts that couldn’t be healed with bandages and glue.” Humpty suffers from anxiety and a fear of heights. This fear stops him from enjoying his bird watching hobby from his favourite spot on top of the wall. Instead, he builds a beautiful paper aeroplane bird but once released it gets stuck on the top of the wall. Determined to retrieve the plane, Humpty climbs the wall. “I didn’t look up. I didn’t look down. I just kept climbing. One step at a time… until I was no longer afraid.”
After the Fall

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