Leaping Lemmings!

By John Briggs (Author), Nicola Slater (Illustrator)

Price$14.95

Format Hardcover Picture Book

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Leaping Lemmings!

by John Briggs, Nicola Slater

$14.95

Hardcover

Barnes and Noble Indiebound
OVERVIEW
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? John Briggs has created a wonderfully funny, quirky tale about staying true to yourself, while Nicola Slater’s witty illustrations capture all the humor and pathos of Larry’s situation.
PRAISE
“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
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

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.

Pub Date: 9/6/2016

ISBN: 9781454918196

Price: $14.95 / $16.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 8.5 x 10.875 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Picture Books

Age Range: 3 and up

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books