Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?

And Other Notorious Nursery Tale Mysteries

By Levinthal, David

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ISBN
978-0-37584-419-8 978-0-37594-459-3
Publisher
Random/Schwartz and Wade


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2012  |  Fiction

Gr 1-4–These open-and-shut cases of nursery-rhyme mysteries are narrated by Officer Binky, a toad with a manner reminiscent of Joe Friday’s on the old Dragnet TV show, with his typical “Just the facts, Ma’am” style. In the first of five short stories, the officer gets a call from Mrs. Bear, who is upset because someone broke into the family home, ate their porridge, sat in their chairs, and slept in their beds. Based upon the evidence–a blond hair and an e...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2012

Once again folk tales and nursery rhymes prove their flexibility and resilience. The premise here (similar to that of Steve Metzger and Tedd Arnold’s Detective Blue, rev. 9/11) is that the events of fairyland are crimes: "The Three Bears" is a breaking and entering; "Snow White" is an attempted murder; Hansel and Gretel present a self-defen...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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