The Big Over Easy is by Jasper Fforde. The first novel in Fforde's Nursery Crime series. Fforde takes his quirky brand of farcical humor from great literature to nursery characters and the result is a rollicking good time for all. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall - or did he? Detective Jack Spratt head of the Nursery Crime Division discovers that even though "Hump" was drunk, he didn't fall off the wall, he was shot. This leads Spratt and his new assistant Mary Mary on a romp through Reading to find the killer. Be careful where you read this book as you will be laughing out loud!
Ratings: 9th grade - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).