Monday, November 06, 2006

Humpty Dumpty

Why is Humpty Dumpty always depicted as an egg? There's nothing in the nursery rhyme that explicitly says he's an egg.

Sofi was fairly disturbed by the picture of the fallen, cracked open Humpty. She kept turning back to that page and saying "Oh no" and looking sad.


Mark said...

Wikipedia says it was orginally a riddle. One deduced from Humpty's shattering upon falling that he was an egg.

Sarah said...

I thought Humpty Dumpty was a cannon? That's what I'd heard, anyway. Which wouldn't make a very good picture in a children's book.

Happy birthday to your daughter!