Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Oras his brother Detective Joe Dumpty thinkswas he pushed? This case isnt all its cracked up to be. Suspects are plenty (as are the puns) in this scrambled story of nursery rhyme noir. Was it Little Miss Muffet? Theres something not right about her tuffet. Or could it have been Chicken Little, whos always been a ...Read MoreHumpty Dumpty had a great fall. Oras his brother Detective Joe Dumpty thinkswas he pushed? This case isnt all its cracked up to be. Suspects are plenty (as are the puns) in this scrambled story of nursery rhyme noir. Was it Little Miss Muffet? Theres something not right about her tuffet. Or could it have been Chicken Little, whos always been a little cagey? Or was it the Big Bad Wolf, whos got a rap sheet as long as a moonless night? Joes on the beat and determined to find the truth. Readers of all ages will delight in the word play and hilarious illustrations in this mystery of what really happened to Humpty Dumpty on that fateful day.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2008-12-22 Clever wordplay marks Ransom's (What Do Your Parents Do? [When You're Not Home]) fast-paced, noir-styled offering. Detective Joe Dumpty unravels the real reason his brother, Humpty, took a spill, interviewing characters that hail from the pages of Mother Goose (she puts in an appearance, too). The puns, a little more subtle than in similar stories, are on target for the suggested audience, e.g., "I looked at my brother. He wasn't moving. Whoever did this was gonna fry!" Axelsen (the Piccolo and Annabelle series) provides plenty of humor with busy cartoon illustrations, many of them inset with boxed vignettes; Chicken Little and her offspring, for example, wear crash helmets and reside in a fortified bunker. The noir conventions add a layer of sophistication to the nursery-rhyme setting, ratcheting up the book's appeal for primary-grade readers. Ages 6-9. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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