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After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Encouraging Humpty Dumpty story helps kids face fears.

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This charming story of a once-fallen egg overcoming his fear of heights is encouraging for little ones. It's also a great metaphor for older kids and adults who may struggle with depression or anxiety. (The author has said this book was inspired by his wife's own bout with paralyzing anxiety.)

It's easy to connect with Humpty Dumpty, since he's drawn with loads of personality and clearly expresses his various emotions in ways kids can understand. They'll enjoy the exhilarating twist at the end, when we get to see him soar out of the dumps and into the sky.

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