Friday, August 31, 2018

Review - After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
by Dan Santat
Date: 2017
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 40
Format: e-book
Source: library

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

Follow Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall―that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

Will he summon the courage to face his fear?

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Who knew Humpty Dumpty had PTSD?

This was a really cute book that takes place after the rhyme. What happened to Humpty Dumpty after that fall? Well, apparently, he developed a severe phobia that prevented him from enjoying his life the way he had before.

The message about facing your fears, one step at a time, is a nice one, complemented by some beautiful illustrations. At first, I wasn't really sure about the ending, but yeah, I guess it makes a sort of sense (you'll see when you read it).

All in all, this was a pretty good story about overcoming fears to live the life you want.

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3.67 out of 5

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