Welcome to our last finalist review of the Cybils season before we announce the winning titles on Wednesday! (Be sure to visit the Cybils blog on Feb. 14th for the full list of 2017’s winners in each category.) Today’s featured finalist is from the Fiction Picture Books category: After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat. Round 2 judge Jana Eschner, a longtime elementary school teacher from Ohio, wrote about this title (and several others) a few months ago on her blog Jana the Teacher:
In a clever epilogue to the story of the famous fall, we see that Humpty had a difficult time overcoming his sense of fear and self-doubt. Young readers will really enjoy finding out how he pulls himself together again.