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After the Fall

After the Fall

How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again

Book - 2017
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After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.
Publisher: New York :, Roaring Brook Press,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781626726826
Branch Call Number: E Santat
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,29 cm


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

CMLibrary_ecrites Nov 07, 2017

Wow. Dan Santat has done it again. This book is beautiful and funny and poignant. It seems weird to use those words to describe a book about Humpty Dumpty, but that's the only way I can describe it.

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Aug 22, 2020

Humpty Dumpty gets scared of heights after his famous fall. Shows kids that you might be scared after an accident but once he finally had to climb up again he really soars & blossoms back up where he loves.

ArapahoeTina Dec 12, 2019

I loved everything about this picture book: the fairy tale twist, the illustrations and the message.

Dec 10, 2019

Would you let your child watch a suicide? Would you tell your child that if they face their fears, they’ll never die? Would you let your child dangerously risk their life to prove they’re not afraid of something? This is the worst children’s book I’ve ever read. The outcome is confusing but still extremely disturbing and easily misunderstood by unsuspecting child readers. Humpty looks extremely suicidal standing at the edge of the top of a tall skyscraper with a depressed look on his face. Then just purposely falls forward with his arms outstretched. What happens after is, in my opinion, up to the reader’s interpretation of the imagery.... which is never good with children or suicidal people. Horrible advice, catastrophically unclear, and inappropriate choice of audience.

jcljessicaj Aug 30, 2019

What happens to Humpty Dumpty after his great fall? He's afraid. But this story isn't about his fear, it's about him overcoming it little by little until he can fly!

Aug 05, 2019

Beautifully written and illustrated book! I've read this to my 4 and 2 year old and they both sit in silence, intrigued by it. A great book with a great message about overcoming your fears and perseverance.

AnaGM May 10, 2019

Yes! This is the book to read, awesome.

IndyPL_CarrieW Oct 23, 2018

A great story to share about starting over and trying again. We are never done doing that. This is an especially good story for children who are afraid of trying something new or something difficult because they might make a mistake or not get something just right on the first try. Sometimes learning hurts, but it's fun anyway!

Sep 29, 2018

This was really a preteen children's book. The illustration and writing is a little complex to be a children's book. That being said, the illustration was phenomenal and the message ... well, it's there I guess.

ArapahoeLaurieAnne Apr 30, 2018

What happened after Humpty Dumpty fell? Can he get back up again? Can he overcome his fear of heights and climb again?

coloradobuck Mar 22, 2018

great book to read to a kid who needs to learn how to do something even if they are afraid. I thought it was a great look at learning to get back up after a fall. The ending has a very unexpected twist to it that I did not see coming (or even understand the first time I read it.)

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