Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?
by David Levinthal
Illustrated by Johhn Nickle
Genre: Picture Book, Fractured Fairy Tale
Synopsis: Break-in at the bear family home? It could only be one dame.
Wicked witch gone missing from her candied cottage. Hansel and Gretel claim it was self-defense.
Did Humpty Dumpty really fall off that wall, or was he pushed? Police Officer Binky is on the case. (Did someone call for a toad in a fedora?)
Discover clues, follow leads, get the confession, and solve the crime with Officer Binky in these deliciously funny noir-style retellings of classic stories.
From the Book jacket
Review: I thought this book was very cleverly written. The author tells the story of the various fairy tales but in the format of investigating a crime. I really liked the noir-style writing as I don't think I've seen that in a picture book before. Perhaps it went over my 4 year old's heads though. It was a bit long for them. Maybe you could read just one story at a time rather than the whole book. Or maybe this is better for slightly older children.
Rating: 4 stars