Leaping Lemmings! by John Briggs


Leaping Lemmings! by John Briggs

Think before you leap! Lemmings look alike, they-sound alike and they act alike. So if one jumps off a cliff, the others will jump right after him ...Except Larry. Larry's very independent-minded and he won't follow his fellow lemmings blindly to their doom. But can he teach them to use their brains and stop making terrible group decisions? Joe Briggs has created a wonderfully funny, quirky tale about doing your own thing, while Nicola Slater's illustrations capture all the humour and pathos in Larry's situation.


Larry is different from the other lemmings. While all the other lemmings look alike, sound alike, and act alike, and will gladly follow their friends to jump off a cliff, Larry is different. Taking the road less traveled, Larry sleds with puffins, plays bongos, and orders pepperoni pizza with extra cheese and hot sauce. The lemmings call a meeting to determine if all lemmings should be the same. The response from the Arctic rodents is a resounding yes. Larry knows he doesn t fit in, so attempting the impossible Larry lives with the seals, moves in with the puffins, and even visits the polar bears. When Larry returns home, he has to find a way to save the other lemmings before they jump off a cliff. Briggs and Slater join forces to create a comedic retelling of the lemmings jumping off cliffs myth. Hilarious storytelling is coupled with equally hilarious scenes laced with a litter of orange critters arguing and complaining about the odd duck among them. Sure to be storytime favorite. Booklist online

About the Author

John Briggs is a longtime reporter and editor who once spent three years as a children s TV critic. Today, he happily writes books for children. A native of Philadelphia, John currently lives in upstate New York, where he has never, ever jumped off a cliff. Nicola Slater is a professional illustrator and a semi-professional coffee drinker. She studied illustration at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University and now lives and works among utter chaos in Manchester, England, with her family and a very bad cat, which she is planning to trade in for a lemming.

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32 pages
Interest Age: Aged 3+


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Publication date

29th September 2016



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