The Big, Big Wallby Reginald Howard, Ariane Dewey, Jose Aruego
Humpty Dumpty sits on his wall. How can he avoid a big, big fall? Maybe his friends can help! Reginald Howard gives a bright new spin to a familiar tale.
Children's LiteratureIn this variation on the Humpty Dumpty rhyme, Humpty sits on the wall and doesn't want to have a big fall. A series of friends offer aid, but Humpty exclaims that they are too small to help. Finally, when his friend the pig comes to help, Humpty feels there is enough help to get him off the wall intact. This Humpty is attired in a green shirt, blue pants, red shoes and a hat, all depicted in watercolor illustrations. His actions are quite limited but his little friends demonstrate lots of energy and initiative, and the artists have managed to get real expression into the faces of Humpty's friends. Part of the "Green Light Reader" series, this is a Level 1 book for grades K-1. There is information about reading readiness on the opening pages, which parents will find useful. 2001, Harcourt, $10.95. Ages 5 to 7. Reviewer:Marilyn Courtot
Write a Review
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >