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Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?: And Other Notorious Nursery Tale Mysteries

Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?: And Other Notorious Nursery Tale Mysteries [Kindle Edition]

David Levinthal , John Nickle
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Break-in at the Three Bears 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 just fall off that wall, or was he pushed? Here are five fairy-tale stories with a twist, all told from the point of view of a streetwise police officer called Binky, who just happens to be a toad in a suit and a fedora. When Snow White doesn't make it to the beauty pageant, Officer Binky is the first to find the apple core lying by her bed. When an awful giant mysteriously crashes to the ground, upsetting the whole town, Binky discovers exactly who is responsible. Author David Levinthal and illustrator John Nickle retell these classic stories in the style of a 1940s noir detective novel—for kids!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5379 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (25 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00985DWPI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #626,169 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great twist on classics 26 Dec 2012
By salma
Love this book as a resource for school and teaching mystery stories! Easy to read and great pictures. Would recommend for a teaching resource for mystery stories!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and educational take on some old fairy tales 19 Oct 2012
By Business Education Teacher - Published on
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I read this book to my seven year old grandson. We both laughed at the humorous side of the stories; and we discussed the right and wrong aspects of some of the old fairy tales. I would recommend this book to all who want to get across some educational value and yet enjoy the book, too. Good book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fractured Fairytales at their Finest 7 Oct 2012
By Nancy - Published on
Oh my gosh, what a great book. Unless your children know the stories of Goldilocks, Hansel and Gretel and Humpty Dumpty, plus a couple more, this book will be lost on them. For the adults, this book is priceless.

No longer is Goldilocks a poor innocent victim, she is being hunted down by Mr. Binky an Officer in Pinecone Forest and he going to track down this wanted criminal.

On to his next case, where we have to keep in mind that just because a woman is a witch does not necessary mean that she is a bad person, that is unless she lives in a house of candy - ok maybe she was but Officer Binky has discovered that Hansel and Gretel acted in self defense.

David Levinthal and John Nickle have splendid fractured old nursery rhymes. Reinventing characters with devilishly funny outcomes made this book one that I have reread a couple of times.

Imagine Harry Wolf was not someone that cried for help unless he really needed it or that Humpty was a good egg and played in a band called All the Kings Horses and All the King's Men.

Called out to investigate, Officer Binky must now decide if Humpty was pushed or was it an accidental fall, there is little to go on since there was hardly any yolk at the scene. OK, that part made me laugh.

The book continues in this manner with Snow White and Jack in the Beanstalk. You will laugh you way through this book. I suggest that before you begin reading to your child, read though this on your own a couple of times so you can get all the giggling out and are ready to explain to your young ones what is so funny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nursery Tale Mysteries - a must read! 4 Nov 2013
By SuSuz - Published on
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Mystery noir for nursery rhymes .... this title needs to have an audio narration made with a Humphrey Bogart or Robert Mitchum sound-alike. An absolute delight.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Humpty dumpty 21 Oct 2013
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I just like the idea of seeing the nursery rhymes or fairy tales or kids stories told from a different perspective. These stories are great for adults to read and get some laughs. Let me know if you have any other books like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty funny 12 Nov 2012
By M. Heiss - Published on
This book has gotten a lot of face time from my family of boys -- it ends up each case file with the fairy-tale perp in handcuffs and the case is closed. Funny, dry humor and excellent illustrations. Very, very funny.

Even moms and dads will get a kick out of this book. Great as a present for your favorite nephew or niece.
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