After The Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
  • After The Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
  • After The Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
  • After The Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
  • After The Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
ISBN: 1626726825
EAN13: 9781626726826
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 3, 2017
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 1" H x 11" L x 9" W
Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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Book Overview

From the New York Times-bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.

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

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows 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?

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up.

2018 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Winner
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2017
A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2017
A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Kids
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017
An NPR Best Book of 2017

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5
   Inspiring!
The book became an inspiring epilogue for an old nursery rhyme and I loved it. I almost didn't buy it because of some of the poor customer reviews. I can understand how they would interpret it as a disappointment, because Humpty Dumpty cracks apart in the end. He becomes even more of a form of life for finally facing his fear. He finds a new way of life as a bird, hatched from the egg. The author hints at his future life as a bird, always being inside him, and his love of flying. He soars to great heights for facing his fear of falling. I'll read it to the little ones and have discussions. The illustrations are great. The author artist depicts life at the bottom of the wall dark and gray but at the top of the wall it is full of sunshine and color.
 
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   Horrible ending and zero moral value
I don't know how this book got reviewed. Humpty Dumpty is afraid of heights only to fall and get broken into a million pieces or be hit by a bird. It's not clear but it's upsetting. I need to have a counseling session with the 7-year old because he made the cry. It is called the WTAF. There is no.
 
5
   Humpty does NOT die in the end.
I decided to clear things up for those of you who are interested in this book after reading the reviews about how great this book is until the last few pages. I have been a teacher for 10 years and know what works and what doesn't for younger kids. This book is a great book to teach perseverance. The end of the book is not about death, but about the achievements that come from facing enormous obstacles in your life. Humpty does not die. He always admired something he could become, but he never imagined he could become it. This is a concept a child should grasp. Don't assume your kids are dumb. The graphics and coloring match the tone of the book and have nothing but positive values. The book is related to positive thinking.
 
5
   Very cute story! Kids loved it!
When you fall, it's a good idea to learn to get back up. I like the cereal isle the most. The labels on the boxes are very detailed. The ending gets kids thinking. We used it for preschool and egg shakers to shake to the rhythm of the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. We pretended that Humpty Dumpty was on the wall and had the egg shakers fall as we told the story. I helped them wonder what happened to Humpty Dumpty after his fall, after we had boiled eggs for snack. I showed them the book and told them what was to come. After practicing the nursery rhyme a lot, it was enjoyable to read it. The children made reference to it later in the day, indicating they were still thinking about the book. I was surprised at how large it was and how well illustrated it was, as well as the fact that it was a nice hardcover book with a dust jacket for $9.99.
 
5
   Great illustration and storytelling.
The author was reading the book at the library conference. I bought this book for my personal library collections because it is beautifully written and illustrated.
 
5
   Not just for children
The book may be written for a child but it has a message for adults as well. The book may speak to the heart of anyone who has ever fallen and gotten up and continued to walk the journey of life.
 
3
   Not so great.
The reviews thought it would be interesting. My great-granddaughter got up and walked away. Don't spend good money.
 
5
   Fantastic book!
I really like this book! I didn't know what to expect when I read this to my fifth grade students, but they loved it. The pictures are amazing and the message is uplifting. I would recommend this book to others. It is a great twist on a story.
 
5
   A new perspective on the Humpty Dumpty story!
The inspiring book is perfect for all ages. Humpty Dumpty will not be the same again.
 
5
   After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
I used the book in my classroom. The main idea is to overcome something that scares you, but that you really want to do. Humpty shows persistence and courage in getting up on the wall. The end is joyful.
 
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