HUMPTY DUMPTY by Annie Kubler
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HUMPTY DUMPTY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Taking her visual cue from Helen Oxenbury's sublime Clap Hands (1987) and its Big Board Books companions, Kubler sets the familiar nursery rhyme in a jolly day-care setting peopled with a multiethnic cast of toddlers (one even wears a colorful eyepatch, presumably for wandering eye). The action takes place within the context of pretend play, with a child and a toy Humpty on a "wall" of pillows; all the king's horses take the form of hobby horses, and the king himself and his "men" have clearly been raiding the dress-up chest. Together with Hop a Little, Jump a Little! (ISBN: 978-1-84643-341-2), Pat-a-Cake (ISBN: 978-1-84643-338-2) and Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat (ISBN: 978-1-84643-340-5), this is a splendid, slightly larger-than-usual contribution that is sure to see many repeated readings. Musical notations on the back encourage sung renditions for extra fun. (Board book. 6 mos.-18 mos.)
Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-84643-339-9
Page count: 10pp
Publisher: Child's Play
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2010




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