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Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2017
You can read the summary in other reviews. Essentially, Humpty has a great fall and is put back together physically. But, the emotional scars of fear from falling still exist. Towards the end of the story he overcomes his fear by having faith in the process and taking one step at a time accepting that he's terrified and nervous. In the end, he is no longer afraid and literally finds some freedom in that.
Random process Questions (small groups, classrooms, kids, adults, eggs, etc):
- What are you afraid of? What are some fears you have?
- Describe what it feels like. Does it feel good? Should you be afraid? Who controls you being afraid? Do you like being afraid?
- How do those fears prevent you from doing what you want, living freely, being happy, etc?
- What would it feel like if I waved a magic wand and the fear just disappeared? What would you be doing differently? How would it feel? Who would you be? How would life change?
- What did Humpty do to sidestep/ fill a void from not being able to climb the wall? Did it help? What do you do to avoid your fear from happening?
- What kind of coping skills do you use to avoid the fears you mentioned? Do they make everything better?
- Why did he climb the wall a second time?
- How was he feeling when he climbed the wall again? Have you felt like that? Why did he do it even if he was terrified?
- Tell me a story of when you were afraid of something but did it anyway.
- How did Humpty get to the point of no longer being afraid?
- How did Humpty's perception of himself change throughout the story? How did his thoughts impact his behavior?
- What pledge can you make to yourself when dealing with fear?
- When you see a friend or someone you care about dealing with fear, what do you want them to know? Now say that to yourself.