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Who doesn’t know the story of Humpty Dumpty? But do you know the story of what happened to him after ‘THE FALL’? Our failures don’t define us, but what we do after we fail does.
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpy Got Back Up Again written and illustrated by Dan Santat is an exquisite telling of the classic tale about Humpty Dumpty. Humpty Dumpty is an avid bird watcher and loves to watch them from above high walls until one day he falls and becomes TERRIFIED of heights. Eventually he finds the courage and bravery to face his fears and climb back up the wall where he learns to FLY.
This book is beautifully illustrated. My children love just looking through the images in the book. The story line in this book is a masterpiece. It’s beautifully told and the ending is superb and ironic. It teaches children that life truly begins after our failures if we choose not to give us and face our fears.
The STEM fields are challenging and they can be scary. Those that get back up after their failures and find the courage to try again will find that they can challenge themselves to be more than they ever imagined.
There were times I did awful on a test in school or received a bad grade. If I had given up and not faced some of my fears, I would not have become an engineer. I faced some tough challenges while working as an engineer but if I had given up or allowed fear to control how I handled various problems, then I would have failed and never found creative solutions.
This book is great because it plays off of a common story that everyone knows and the ending is encouraging, enlightening and an awesome moral.
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