Humpty Dumpty Jr: Hardboiled Detective
THE CASE OF THE FIENDISH FLAPJACK FLOP – 120 pages
THE MYSTERY OF MERLIN AND THE GRUESOME GHOST – 120 pages
Nate Evans – Paul Hindman – Vince Evans
Published by: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
An effective approach for an author is to take an existing character, who everyone knows, and give it a twist.
Nate & Vince Evans, and Paul Hindman didn’t just give Humpty Dumpty a twist, they scrambled it, and served up something entirely new for young readers. These two books should attract even the most reluctant reader.
In addition to a new twist on an old, familiar character, I was also struck with the artwork. It took me back to the humor publications like Mad Magazine and Cracked…how appropriate.
I grew up as a reluctant reader, and now write action-adventures & mysteries especially for tween boys. So I was interested in these books which are designed to draw in readers as well.
It's impossible to list the never ending, play-on-words related to eggs, but I can say that they are delightful. I can envision the authors, sitting in a room, in a brainstorming session, holding their stomachs while tears of laughter stream down their cheeks.
These books are fast reads, filled with illustrations on nearly every page.
Parents may want to preview the books to make sure they are appropriate for their children, which is good because adults will enjoy them too.
Max Elliot Anderson
Author - Adventures & Mysteries for Tweens