What Really Happened to Humpty?

What Really Happened to Humpty?


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A scrambled mess . . .

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Or—as his brother Detective Joe Dumpty thinks—was he pushed? This case isn't all it's cracked up to be. Suspects are plenty (as are the puns) in this scrambled story of nursery rhyme noir. Was it Little Miss Muffet? There's something not right about her tuffet. Or could it have been Chicken Little, who's always been a little cagey? Or was it the Big Bad Wolf, who's got a rap sheet as long as a moonless night? Joe's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580891097
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Edition description: New
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Jeanie Franz Ransom is the author of several books, including WHAT PARENTS DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT HOME and GRANDMA U. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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What Really Happened to Humpty?: (From the Files of a Hard-Boiled Detective) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
kdemott on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun,smart, good for storytime. I actually wondered "whodunnit?"
kivarson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Joe Humpty, the younger brother of Humpty Dumpty, sets out to discover just who is responsible for Humpty's great fall. This story brings in the whole cast of characters from fairytale land, from Miss Muffet to the Three Little Pigs. The fact that the font looks like it was done on a typewriter is a nice touch.This is better for a young reader to tackle independently, rather than being a good read-aloud.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CunniffKidsNews More than 1 year ago
What really happened to Humpty? That's what Joe Dumpty (Humpty's older brother) is determined to find out. Everyone knows "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall." But Detective Joe Dumpty doesn't think so. "Humpty's been sitting on the Wall for years without a wobble. Then the first week he's Neighborhood Watch Captain, he suddenly falls down?" Now with a 5 o'clock deadline, Joe is searching Mother Gooseland looking for clues. But can Joe make the pieces fit before time is up? I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery, humor, and funny illustrations. Good job, Jeanie!