The Case of the Fiendish Flapjack Flop (Humpty Dumpty Jr., Hard Boiled Detective #1) by Nate Evans and Paul Hindman, illustrated by Vince Evans and Nate Evans
From the back:
Humpty Dumpty, Jr. has always gotten the bad guy. Always. Except once, when the case got too personal. You know that case. The one about his Dad…
And now, a frantic call for help tells him that someone is making it personal again. And this time, Humpty better watch out or he might get scrambled.
Amber, 9, gave this one two thumbs up. It’s a cute, “egg-citing” mystery and is really funny. I personally enjoy when authors take nursery rhyme characters and mythological creatures and run amok with them. Here we have Humpty Dumpty trying to find Patty Cake, but we run into the Knave of Hearts in the dungeon, a talking walking pancake named “Johnny” Cakes, and a police sergeant who is a minotaur. Oh, and Humpty has a magic wand that’s an egg beater. We’re definitely going to be picking up #2 soon.
See another review at Diary of an Eccentric.