After the Fall by Dan Santat

After the Fall

From the New York Times–bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall―...


Details After the Fall

TitleAfter the Fall
ISBN9781626726826
Author
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherRoaring Brook Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildrens, Picture Books
Rating

Reviews After the Fall

  • Betsy
    1970-01-01
    Sometimes its easy to forget in the midst of all those picture books about farting dogs, night kitchens, and giant dance parties that initially literature for children had a primary purpose: To instruct. Specifically, to instill in young people a clear-cut sense of right and wrong. Learning to read was all well and good, but what’s the point if you can’t impart some wisdom of the elders along the way? And before you start feeling so superior ...
  • Donalyn
    1970-01-01
    Beautiful and brilliant.
  • Kate
    1970-01-01
    I don't know if it's because the world is a messy pile of garbage right now, but this hit me just the right way and gave me a case of tears.
  • Janet
    1970-01-01
    What a funny, thoughtful book about fear and anxiety as well as resilience. Santat always knocks it out of the park when it comes to the art (you'll love the color choices on the pages where Humpty is shopping for cereal), and his tales are sensitive without losing their sense of humor.
  • Christopher
    1970-01-01
    I can honestly say I loved everything about this book. The artwork, the story, that cereal box aisle - I just loved it all!
  • Jillian Heise
    1970-01-01
    Unexpected, and oh so good! From the illustrations with humor and heart, to the story that will have everyone cheering for Humpty, this story is sure to be a win with kids.
  • Nicole
    1970-01-01
    Everyone one knows about the story of Humpty Dumpty and how he sat on a wall and then had a great fall. He is well known due to a popular nursery rhyme. Santat added more to the story by incorporating what Humpty Dumpty learned from the fall.The King's men were able to put Humpty Dumpty back together again but there were wounds that didn't heal. These invisible wounds such as being afraid of heights took awhile for Humpty Dumpty to overcome. It b...
  • Kate Olson
    1970-01-01
    This follow-up to the classic nursery rhyme is a perfect picture book to use when teaching about Growth Mindset and perseverance. The pictures are perfectly representative of the changing mood of the story, and the text is simple enough for the youngest students while the message is deep enough for middle grade. This is a required purchase for elementary school libraries. Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy of this title.
  • Susan Dunn
    1970-01-01
    What happened to Humpty Dumpty after he fell off the wall? You'd be surprised!
  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    1970-01-01
    Wow! What an emotionally inspiring and beautiful book. Dan outdid himself.
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    This is just as wonderful as other reviewers have described. I can't wait to share it with students!
  • Dylan Teut
    1970-01-01
    The ending blew my mind!!! GENIUS!!
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    I freaking loved this. Fantastic artwork and a great story. And that ending!
  • paula
    1970-01-01
    You know a picture book is exceptional when you finish it shaking your head and muttering a bunch of admiring expletives, then flip to the front and read it again. Holy moly.
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    Many thanks to @kidlitexchange network for the chance to review a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own!Take some amazing, quirky illustrations. Add them to a continuation of a familiar nursery rhyme with a perfect twist. Throw in a little grit and perseverance, and you'll have After the Fall. This book picks up where Humpty Dumpty left off, and finds him now intact but nervous to get back on the wall to enjoy his favorite hobby, birdwa...
  • Margie
    1970-01-01
    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;All the king's horses and all the king's menCouldn't put Humpty together again.This particular nursery rhyme is brimming with mystery. Speculation abounds as to who or what Humpty Dumpty was. No one can say with certainty why Humpty Dumpty was on a wall. Some believe they know which king's horses and king's men were present. Many believe they understand why Humpty Dumpty was doomed to rem...
  • Gwendolyn Mann
    1970-01-01
    I picked up one of the free ARCs at San Diego Comic Con and saw Dan speak at a panel about the book. Realizing that this book is a love letter to his wife and how she dealt with her lifetime struggle with anxiety made me love this book even more. The ending was indcredible. It was totally unexpected while at the same time totally obvious. Dare I say, I may even love it more than Beekle?
  • Angie
    1970-01-01
    Really is so very lovely.And as someone who fights a fair amount of anxiety and self-doubt (why? I know better!) the story behind this story is even more lovely.No one to write me a picture book but oh well. I’ll just share this one with kids and remind them to never give up on dreams and keep fighting my own fight.
  • Aggie
    1970-01-01
    This was a beautiful book about the saying, "if at first you don't succeed, Try , try again." It is a really inspiring kid's book about getting back there after you became scared and facing your fears. I liked getting to know what happened to Humpty Dumpty. I always wondering what became of him, i never expected this. This book is coming out in October and I highly recommend it.
  • Lorie Barber
    1970-01-01
    Whatever happened to Humpty Dumpty after he fell off that wall? This picture book tells the story of how to get back up when you've had a setback. Everyone can relate to Humpty, but it's the resilience and persistence he has that can be truly life changing for readers. WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Perfect message coupled with exquisite illustrations. I can't wait to share this awesomeness with my students.
  • Stacy Mozer
    1970-01-01
    After the Fall is the story of Humpty Dumpty's journey to get back up after the big disaster. I adore Dan Santat's writing and illustrations. My students are going to love this one. Can't wait to share it with them today!
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Though the story may not be new (perseverance in spite of fear) Dan Santat's unique lively style makes this children's picture book a gem.
  • Leslie
    1970-01-01
    Such a cute idea! Great lesson about getting back up again.
  • Aaron
    1970-01-01
    Great picture book filled with courage, perseverance and growth. Lives up to the hype.
  • Julie Kirchner
    1970-01-01
    Another incredible book by Dan Santat! Beautiful illustrations and I loved the ending. Can't wait to add it to my school library! I've already shared it at a summer reading event and it was a huge hit!
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    "Maybe now you won't think of me as that egg who was famous for falling. Hopefully, you'll remember me as the egg who got back up." Humpty Dumpty loved sitting on his wall watching the birds. After he fell, he was afraid to get back up on his wall. Fear and anxiety plagued him. But eventually, he found the courage to get back up. Rife with rich metaphor and symbolism, After the Fall is a kidlit celebration of a phoenix rising from the ashes.
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    Great book to use with students about overcoming fears
  • Niki (Daydream Reader)
    1970-01-01
    A read aloud must for the Fall!
  • Michele Knott
    1970-01-01
    Brilliant.