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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. We all know that Humpty Dumpty is an egg. But did you know he was born into the travelling circus? Or that he had a little sister, Dimity? Now, at last, her story can be told! As shy as her big brother is bold, Dimity prefers the shadows to the spotlight and never joins her performing family in the tent at showtime. But one fateful afternoon, Humpty - with time on his hands - climbs the factory wall at the edge of the circus ground, and slips. It is Dimity, not all the King's horses, nor all the King's men, who finds her voice - and her courage - and saves his life!
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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.From School Library Journal:
Starred Review. PreSchool-Grade 2–Everyone knows the story of Humpty Dumpty. Not so many know the story of his little sister, Dimity. So begins the tale of his quiet, diminutive, and painfully shy sibling who prefers the background to the limelight of her circus family's acrobatics. The perfect foil to her reckless brother's antics, Dimity finds solace and meaning in her flute music. But when Humpty takes his proverbial fall while spray painting graffiti, it is Dimity who comes to his rescue. She runs to the big top and, finding her voice, mobilizes everyone to save her brother. After the rescue, she remains her timid self, but those around her come to appreciate her quiet center. The full-color watercolor illustrations are a delight–from the egg carton mobile home pulled by a hen to the emotional expressions Graham can pull out of an eggshell. The language is lyrical (the spotlight pushed like a bright finger across the tent, gentle as a beetle's breath, high notes fly like swifts on a summer's morning) and makes a perfect read-aloud. This story of a quiet child who shuns attention and remains true to herself will resonate with children and their parents, who know that everyone has special gifts and talents.–Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WI
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB00ZQBJGXA
Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1406319015