An inspiring epilogue to the beloved nursery rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty', from the New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE and ARE WE THERE YET?
Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened afterwards?
Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid birdwatcher whose favourite place to be is high up on the city wall - that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.
Will he summon the courage to face his fear?
This masterful picture book will remind readers of all ages that life begins when you get back up.
'More than a nursery rhyme remix, Santat's story speaks boldly to the grip of fear and trauma, and to the exhilaration of mastering it.' - Publishers Weekly
'Santat applies his considerable talent for intertwining visual and textual, whimsy and gravity to his consideration of trauma and the oft-overlooked importance of self-determined recovery ... A validating and breathtaking next chapter of a Mother Goose favorite.' - Kirkus
mind-bogglingly clever - NEW YORK TIMES on Dan Santat s ARE WE THERE YET?
It's a remarkable feat - a turbocharged adventure that's also a meditation on the relative nature of time. - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on Dan Santat s ARE WE THERE YET?
'This imaginative take on the never-ending car ride is filled with surprises ... the illustrations, rendered in pencil, crayon, watercolor, ink, and Photoshop are filled with excitement and humorous details - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL on Dan Santat s ARE WE THERE YET?
a uniquely visual and emotional experience that respects [the younger reader's] understandings and abilities ... distinctive and engaging - ReadPlus on Dan Santat s THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE
Rhett Miller is a singer-songwriter known for fronting the popular rock band Old 97's. Between projects with the Old 97's Miller has released six solo albums, most recently 2015's The Traveler. In addition to his songwriting, Miller has branched out to write fiction and nonfiction. He has authored short stories, essays and articles that have been featured in Rolling Stone, Bookforum, Sports Illustrated, McSweeny's, The Atlantic and Salon. When not on tour Rhett Miller resides in New Paltz, New York with his wife and two children.
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet?, and After the Fall as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.