After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
Written and illustrated by Dan Santat
We all know Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, but what if all the king’s horses and all the king’s men could have put him back together again? Would he have climbed that high wall another day? And what would he have seen if he did?
A genuinely moving tale about embracing and overcoming fear to regain your full self, Dan Santat’s twist on a beloved nursery rhyme classic is an emotionally charged treat, with equally poignant illustrations that seamlessly carry it forward. The pictures are detailed and affecting, capturing the fear in Humpty Dumpty’s eyes as he gazes at the wall, his longing when looking at his birds flying free and his trembling hands as he bravely wrestles with his emotions. Santat also deftly plays with light and shadow as Humpty Dumpty works toward his goal and conquers his fears, progressively illuminating the pages as a new day dawns for this unexpected hero.Check Availability