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

by David Levinthal

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This book follows a character, Binky the cop (who's a frog), as he investigates crimes that have been reported to him. The crimes themselves are break-ins, murders, and self-defense cases. However, they are all based on fairy tales, such as Humpty Dumpty, Jack and the Beanstalk, or Goldilocks and the Three Bears. About 3-5 pages are devoted to each tale, as Binky investigates and puts his own twist on the story. The book is written very tongue-in-cheek stylistically, which I'm afraid may be over the heads of many children.
  jstrecker | Jun 20, 2016 |
Noir style fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Snow White's tale was definitely my favorite. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Noir style fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Snow White's tale was definitely my favorite. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Noir style fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Snow White's tale was definitely my favorite. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Noir style fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Snow White's tale was definitely my favorite. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375841954, Hardcover)

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!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:00 -0400)

Police detective Binky investigates the theft of a golden goose, the poisoning of Snow White, and other fairy tale crimes.

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