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Leaping Lemmings!

Leaping Lemmings 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 wo

  • Title: Leaping Lemmings!
  • Author: JohnBriggs Nicola Slater
  • ISBN: 9781454918196
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 woThink 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.

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    About "JohnBriggs Nicola Slater"

    1. JohnBriggs Nicola Slater

      Born outside Philadelphia and raised in the Pocono Mountains, I ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember Well, we had no TV when I was a kid, so I m sure that helped Yeah, I know My son thinks I grew up with the dinosaurs My favorite books as a child were middle grade biographies, which definitely taught me how to write them I couldn t put them down I was also influenced by my time studying creative writing at New York University Today, I make my living as a book editor at New Author Editing, where I get to read, write, and rewrite nearly every day I currently live in upstate New York with my own middle grade reader, where we talk superheroes, science fiction, and history of course.

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    1. All of the other lemmings are the same . . . all of them but Larry. For one thing, he insists on being called "Larry." (None of the other lemmings have names.) Terrific story about being yourself, and letting your freak flag fly. And, it offers the best answer ever to the age old question"If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you?"Wonderful illustrations by Nicola Slater.




    2. Outlier lemming defies normative behaviors of his species to teach the value of nonconformity. Entertaining illustrations


    3. Leaping Lemmings is about a group of lemmings who all normally do the same things except for one. Larry likes to stand out against the rest of the lemmings and do things like eat pizza while the other lemmings eat mold, or hang out with puffins in the cold while the other lemmings hibernate. In the end the other lemmings learn to be different and to think for themselves.I liked this book particularly because of the meaning behind it. I love how its teaching children to be their own person and no [...]


    4. Larry the lemming is his own lemming, which is unusual for a lemming (at least in popular culture). When it becomes clear to him that he doesn't really fit in with the other lemmings, who think all lemmings should be the same, Larry tries to find another place to live. That doesn't work out so well either. As he's running away from some nasty polar bears, Larry spies his friends and relations all racing to the edge of a cliff. He knows just what to do to save them, though, and races ahead leadin [...]


    5. This was extra fun reading. The pictures were fun and adorable, the story was not too wordy, some spoken in word bubbles, and it would be fun for anytime. There is even a teaching moment in this book as well. There is one particular Lemming who does not want to just follow the like and be like everyone else. He wants to stand out in a crowd and be an individual. It is ok to "go your own way" In the end the one who was different made an impact on the rest of them.


    6. Running with the misguided myth that lemmings will jump off a cliff in mass numbers, Briggs has written a romping good tale of a lemming who seeks independence…until he tries living with the seals, “Do you guys ever stop making noise?” and the puffins, “You live on CLIFFS?” Larry the lemming likes thinking independently but also finds comfort in the familiar. And pepperoni pizza. With extra cheese. And hot sauce.


    7. Lemmings all look the same but like Tacky the Penguin stories there are a few who try to be different. Animals pictured from the tundra and cold places where lemmings live, walruses, penguins, and puffins. This story will be fun to read because of the subtle message about looking and doing the same things as all other lemmings.


    8. This very funny book addresses the age old question, "If all of your friends jumped off a cliff, would you?" If you need a story to start discussions about thinking for oneself, I recommend this one.



    9. A fun story about making choices to stand up for yourself. If you stand out, you can step up and be a leader. The illustrations are adorable.






    10. Larry the lemming is different from everyone else. A cute story about being your own individual and not following the group.





    11. Review: unleashingreaders/?p=1Leaping Lemmings looks at human identity but the message is symbolized by lemmings. The book personifies the saying, “If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you?!” and has the reader examine the dangers of trying to follow a crowd as well as the excitement of being yourself. Told in a silly way but with a very important message, this story is a perfect one to share with kids as they struggle with being themselves versus being accepted by their peers.






    12. LEAPING LEMMINGS! is a marvel! Every page resonates with perfect pitch. As with great music, the book’s combined elements create an abiding synergy. Its seamless synthesis—of imaginative story, lively art, playful whimsy, and meaningful message—accomplishes what all children’s Picture Books aspire to achieve. Author John Briggs’s sprightly tale captivates from the beginning. He draws the reader in on page one with a seemingly simple question. Illustrator Nicola Slater’s graphics are [...]


    13. Larry isn't like the other lemmings. They all think the same, act the same, and look the same. Larry is different, and he sticks out like a sore thumb. However, Larry's refusal to conform may be the thing that saves the lemmings from an undesirable end.I love books about individuality. Leaping Lemmings celebrates our differences and encourages kids to find their own voice. It shows us that being unique is a good thing, and it may help others feel brave enough to embrace their own individuality a [...]


    14. Lemmings all follow the crowd and do whatever all the other lemmings are doingexcept Larry. Larry dares to be different, which may turn out to be a good thing for all his fellow lemmings.In theme this reminds me of Tacky the Penguin as it features a main character the others of his kind view as a little loopy, but whose loopiness inevitably turns out to be their saving grace. The two books do have different spins though. Tacky focuses more on accepting those who are different, this one focuses m [...]


    15. “Leaping Lemmings” by John Briggs and illustrated by Nicla Slater is a cute children’s book that promotes individualism and independent thinking. Playing off of the myth of mass lemming suicide through jumping off a cliff, this tale of the lemming who wants to be called Larry and who prefers spicy pizza and exploration of the species who live in his part of the world shows how one individual can have a major impact. The message is pertinent and nicely illustrated, and this is a fun way to [...]


    16. Larry is a lemming who dares to be different, and becomes a leader to the lemming followers, so that they don't jump off cliffs- instead they all begin to be different too. Moral: dare to be different/ influence others to make good choices


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