Urgency Emergency! Humpty’s Fall

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Title: Urgency Emergency! Humpty’s Fall

Author & Illustrator: Dosh Archer

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Year: 2015

ISBN: 978-0-8075-8356-2

Summary: Humpty Dumpty arrives in the emergency room with a cracked shell. He’s losing too much yolk. Dr. Glenda must think of something quick. Since it was Weasel’s pop that scared Humpty in the first place and caused him to fall off the wall, Dr. Glenda asked Weasel to give up his headphones and last piece of bubble gum. Dr. Glenda put the headphones on Humpty’s head and tighten them so that the crack in his head was closed up. Then she patched it with a piece of bubble gum to hold it together until it healed.

Literary Merit: Familiar characters. Easy to read with short sentences and common vocabulary. Supports early independent readers.

Kid Appeal: Nursery rhyme characters in new situations. Funny problem and solution.

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Disclaimer: This book was nominated for the 2015 CYBILS Award in the Easy Reader category. This review is shared as part of the Round One Judging. It is solely my own opinion and not influenced by any other parties.

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