Dimity Dumpty

Dimity Dumpty

The Story of Humpty's Little Sister

Book - 2006
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Humpty Dumpty's little sister is too shy to be part of her family's circus act, but she finds courage when her brother needs her help. What happened to Humpty Dumpty is the stuff of legend. But how many know of his brave little sister? While the Tumbling Dumpties, the family traveling circus troupe, is doing acts of spectacular daring, Dimity stays far from the spotlight, playing tunes on her tiny flute. But when Humpty falls off the wall where he's writing graffiti, it's Dimity who finds her voice and brings help that even the king's soldiers can't provide. With a wealth of humorous visual details - the egg-carton caravan drawn by a chicken, the bandaging of Humpty's "leakage" after his fall.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2006
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780763630782
Branch Call Number: JP FICTION GRAHAM
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm


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Jan 23, 2018

I wasn't sure what my child would think of the poetic language in this, but it was very well received. I like the writing, but it used big words. My son loves Humpty Dumpty and so liked this story too.

Jun 14, 2007

Humpty, that bad egg, has a little sister who is sweet and kind and a little bit shy. But she loves to play the flute. The Dumptys are an acrobatic act in the circus and travel around in an egg carton camper, that is screaming out to be done as a diorama, and Humpty is the finale in the act. However he is a brat and when he goes too far and falls off the wall, cracks open, and starts to yolk out, only his little sister can hear him and come to the rescue. It is her calm presence that will save the day. This charming book is a welcome addition to the nursery rhyme and has enchanting illustrations from an author who knows his audience.


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