Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed: And Other Cracked Tales

Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed: And Other Cracked Tales

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by Bruce Lord, Elisabeth Richards
     
 

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What would you do if you suspect your best friend, who happens to be a giant egg, was killed but everyone else thinks it was an accident? Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed, a collection of twenty-two short fairy tale-like stories, tackles that question and many more.

In this collection's title story, Chicken Little is certain his friend did not fall from the ledge,

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What would you do if you suspect your best friend, who happens to be a giant egg, was killed but everyone else thinks it was an accident? Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed, a collection of twenty-two short fairy tale-like stories, tackles that question and many more.

In this collection's title story, Chicken Little is certain his friend did not fall from the ledge, and he intends to prove there is a conspiracy. Will he discover the truth before it's too late? Filled with interesting and delightful characters, these short stories ask questions not raised before. Can a reverse vampire find true love? Can the World Nose Hair champion really make the world a better place? Is it ever wise to stick cheese noodles in your nose? Can one live their life squeezing other people's ears in peace? If a whale and a tiger had a fight who would win?

Incorporating familiar characters in children's literature and folklore, Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed tells a series of tales with surprises to keep you guessing. Each story asks a different question, and each story offers a different, strange answer.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
The title is perhaps the best part of this book. The title story, as with many of the stories in this book, has an interesting premise but then falls flat. Chicken Little, who has a credibility problem, is investigating the demise of Humpty when she dies in a car accident. Erma, a polar bear, an emu, and a snake go looking for a gerboopadoop, which is said to be extinct. When they are hot and tired in the desert, they all give up and go their separate ways. Then wind carries the laughter of the "not-quite-extinct gerboopadoop." Following the trend of bringing up disgusting details in order to attract boy readers, we have a story about a boy with long nose hair who develops a line of nose hair clothing and sleeping bags. When a dragon attacks Sir Stinks-A-Lot with soap bubbles, the damage is overcome in the arms of his true love as his smell returns. This is a self-published work by Canadian writers. One of them is a professional storyteller. What works as one gives emotional content in person, may not work for readers. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595476916
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Series:
Rising Star Series
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

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Bruce Lord has been a professional storyteller for more than ten years. Elisabeth Richards is a poet, playwright, and educator and has taught around the world. They have been writing together for more than twenty years. Lord and Richards live in Milton Ontario.

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These 22 stories are magical - guaranteed to tickle the funny bones of everyone from 7 to 97. This unique collection is fresh and clever: a terrific mixture of the absurd, the ridiculous, the grotesque, and the heart-warming. Both kids and adults will love the humour - my son loves "Gretta and the Cheese Noodle" and "Super Duper Noodle Poodle" and the very first story in which Chicken Little tries to convince people that Humpty Dumpty's unfortunate demise was no accident. So many of these stories are truly "great" stories but do yourself a favour and save the best one for last."The Last Day" details the struggle of Enid, an insect who is self aware that her species only lives for one day. Her coming to terms with her own mortality, a reminder to us all that life is precious and short, is a remarkable tale and one of the finest stories I have ever read. This book, full of strange, twisted, and funny tales, also has an underlying current full of wisdom. Interwoven within the humour is a clear message that hope and love are powerful forces needing to be embraced by all. A book that everyone can enjoy, Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed is laugh out loud funny and so much more. This book will add immense joy into any reader's day, young or old. Simply fantastic stuff!