The Egg Incident

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Pub Date 02 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 04 Dec 2023

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A joyous reversal of the traditional Humpty Dumpty tale of caution! 

Humphrey is an egg. An egg with very overprotective parents. "Remember Humphrey; never run, never jump and never ever EVER sit on a wall. You remember what happened to your uncle…". 

Humphrey lives a very quiet and cautious life, until the day he bumps into Princess Jean (PJ) in the park. An adventurer through and through, PJ can’t understand why Humphrey doesn’t allow himself to have any fun. She tells him tales of all her antics and mishaps and they don’t notice the park is closing. 

Oh no! How will Humphrey get home? There’s only one way out. Over. The. Wall! When Humphrey finally faces his darkest fears, a surprising revelation lies on the other side. 

The Egg Incident is a laugh-out-loud graphic novel that will delight middle-grade readers who are tiptoeing towards independence themselves. It is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. 

Written by Ziggy Hanaor, author of the critically acclaimed graphic novel, Alte Zachen: Old Things (Cicada, 2022), and hilariously brought to life in Daisy Wynter's emotive illustrations. 

A joyous reversal of the traditional Humpty Dumpty tale of caution! 

Humphrey is an egg. An egg with very overprotective parents. "Remember Humphrey; never run, never jump and never ever EVER sit on a...

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I received an electronic ARC from Cicada Books through NetGalley.
An interesting look at what happened with Humpty Dumpty's extended family after his fall. Readers meet Humphrey as he prepares to play outside. His parents take every precaution and make sure he is prepared for all eventualities. Finally, he leaves the house and ventures across the street to the park. There he meets an adventurous princess who shows him how to be bolder. He also learns an interesting truth about his uncle Humpty.
Told in dialogue throughout. The illustrations show the character expressions and the scenery around them. The aside comments add to the humor. A fun book to encourage discussion about finding balance between dangerous and too safe.

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What a funny story!!! Warning: Do not sit on wall! It is a spin on Humpty Dumpty with a character named Humphrey. I think anyone familiar with the story of Humpty Dumpty will enjoy this book.

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"The Egg Incident" by Ziggy Hanaor is a delightful and imaginative culinary adventure that celebrates the magic of cooking and the joy of creative experimentation. With its engaging storytelling, vibrant illustrations, and celebration of the culinary arts, it serves as a wonderful introduction to the world of cooking for young readers. If you're looking for a book that inspires a love for culinary creativity and the magic of well-cooked meals, "The Egg Incident" is a charming choice that will leave readers of all ages with an appreciation for the wonders of the kitchen.

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This takes on the classic Humpty Dumpty tale in a new and interesting way. Humphrey wants to have fun but is overly cautious due to the tales of his uncle. In this adorable story, he has to find a balance between being careful and having adventures.

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