Peppe's two-dimensional Humpty Dumpty is one of those hinged cardboard toys still found in dime stores (usually attached to...

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HUMPTY DUMPTY

Peppe's two-dimensional Humpty Dumpty is one of those hinged cardboard toys still found in dime stores (usually attached to an H-shaped hurdle you press to make him jump it). Thus, when he falls off his flat brick wall, it's only his arms and legs that break off from his egg shaped body. All those stamped-out red-coated soldiers, seen here scrambling Humpty's parts in an unsuccessful attempt to put him together, must seem especially stupid--as none of Peppe's young readers will have any trouble meeting the challenge--""Can you put Humpty together again?"" (One hopes they'll also follow Peppe's suggestion to trace the shapes onto their own paper before cutting and reassembling.) But cardboard eggs don't make much of a smash, and Peppe's total disregard for the rhyme's true import and source of fun loses far more than his gimmicky cut-out gains.

Pub Date: March 1, 1976

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 20

Publisher: Viking

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1976