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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (2 Feb. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406319015
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406319019
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 0.6 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 613,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Inspired by one of the best-loved nursery rhymes of all, Bob Graham's sparkling new comedy brims over with warmth, wit and originality.

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Bob Graham, Australia's leading picture book maker, has written and illustrated numerous children's picture books: Brand New Baby (9781406316407); Buffy (9781406316506); Grandad's Magic (9781406316476); Has Anyone Here Seen William? (9781406316131); How to Heal a Broken Wing (9781406307160); Oscar's Half Birthday (9781406306866); Queenie the Bantam (9781406316483); The Red Woollen Blanket (9781406316490); Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten (9780744598292); Tales from the Waterhole (9781406301328) and The Trouble with Dogs (9781406303384). He won the 2000 Smarties Gold Medal for Max (9780744598278), the 2003 Kate Greenaway Medal for Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child (9781844284825) and the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award an unprecedented three times.

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Format: Hardcover
A beautifully offbeat tale for children. The illustrations are quaint and witty. A lovely book for adults to read with their children. The central character is shy and not fond of the limelight so may be especially good for teaching children about shyness and humility.
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By pei on 26 May 2009
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my niece loves humpty dumpty so when i came to search for its products, i was surprised to find that there was a book about his sister. she really love reading the book as it has a sweet story and lovely illustrations which is a delight for young children to read.
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A Little Girl Comes out of her Shell 5 Mar. 2007
By Terri Rowan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The story of Humpty Dumpty is known far and wide. Most people, however, have never heard of his little sister, Dimity. She's a shy little Dumpty who prefers to play her flute than take the spotlight with her circus family. When Humpty falls, Dimity will need to overcome her timid nature in order to get help.

Bob Graham's new twist to an old tale is about a shy little girl who must come out of her shell--so to speak--when her brother gets hurt. Through Dimity's actions, Graham suggests that even the most timid of children can be heard when they must, and there's no shame in being a quiet sort if they so choose. Aside from that message, Graham also demonstrates how fun it can be to use your imagination to go beyond familiar old stories.

This is a decent choice for children in the early grades, as well as those of preschool age.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A funny new twist on an old, old tale 6 Mar. 2007
By DJ Joe Sixpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Another winner by Bob Graham, one of my favorite comtemporary children's book authors. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the Dumpty family, where the rambunctious Humpty falls off a wall while spray-painting his name across the bricks, and shy little sister Dimity sits by herself on quiet hillsides where she can play the flute alone. In this incarnation, the Dumptys are circus performers (an acrobatic act, no less!) although the demure Dimity shies away from the spotlight. She's the one who rescues her little brother, though, when he has his great fall, showing that though she is shy, she can still have great courage. This one's a bit of an oddball lark, different than most of Graham's other books, but no less appealing. A fun reimagining of a classic nursery rhyme, as well. This one was a big favorite in our household, with numerous requests to readitagaindaddy and lengthy discussions about Humpty's mishaps and Dimity's bravery. Chances are, you'll like it, too!
Kids Fascinated! 15 July 2009
By Maria from NJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Checked this out from the library and had to renew it - The kids ages 3.5 yrs and 6.5 yrs) were fascinated by it! They fell in love with little Dimity, and admired her quiet strength. The text is superfluous at times, so I sometimes skipped a few sentences during my 10th plus read-through. Overall, a great find, and an addendum to the classic Humpty tale that they will always treasure.
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Satisfying exploration and expansion upon a classic. 7 Mar. 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Bob Graham's DIMITY DUMPTY: THE STORY OF HUMPTY'S LITTLE SISTER tells of a brave little egg sister who is shy in the face of her older rascal brother, until she gets a flute and some courage. When her brother takes a great fall her bravery really shines in this satisfying exploration and expansion upon a classic.
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