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Read the Book, Lemmings!

Written by Ame Dyckman

Illustrated by Zachariah OHora

Early Years Key Stage 1

LoveReading View on Read the Book, Lemmings!

If only these super cute lemmings could read they would know to avoid cliff edges! Follow the antics of kind Capt Polar Bear and First Mate Foxy as they try to teach them to read in this hilarious pro reading fable

Utterly silly, utterly delightful, Read the Book, Lemmings is a picture book in a million. The main characters are Foxy, First Mate on the SS Cliff and three lemmings, eventually named Jumper, Me Too and Ditto. The ship’s laconic captain acts as chorus. Foxy’s book says that contrary to popular belief, lemmings don’t jump off cliffs.  Unfortunately, no-one has told the lemmings who merrily and regularly hurl themselves into the sea. If only Foxy can get them to read the book, then he won’t need to keep rescuing them. The deadpan narrative and flat, stylised artwork accentuate the absurdity of the story and the lemmings are irresistible, like small, wilful but lovable toddlers. Stylish and clever this is a picture book that all readers will enjoy.

Andrea Reece

Read the Book, Lemmings! Synopsis

Welcome aboard the S.S. Cliff for a hilarious arctic adventure as first mate Foxy and Captain Polar Bear try to get these little guys to just READ THE BOOK! 

Lemmings don't jump off cliffs. It says so right here in Foxy's book. There's just one problem: the lemmings haven't read it.

Read the Book, Lemmings! Press Reviews

An off-the-wall lesson about the value of facts... Children will laugh, be encouraged to read and be glad to Know Better. -- Nicolette Jones  Sunday Times

A new favourite in our house... full of wit and exuberance, perfect for visually sophisticated modern children.  Irish Independent

OHora's scratchy, comically stiff figures and poker-faced humor beautifully embody the tale's essential absurdity. And the lemmings final victory affirms that progress is possible even for the terminally silly. Publishers Weekly, starred review

Delightfully imparts the joy and discovery of reading-and many chuckles and guffaws.  Kirkus

An absolute joy to read  BookTrust

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783446551
Publication date: 2nd August 2018
Author: Ame Dyckman
Illustrator: Zachariah OHora
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Year Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1

About Ame Dyckman

Ame Dyckman always eats her carrots. (Especially her carrot cake.) She's the award-winning author of Boy + Bot and Tea Party Rules, and loves writing for children so she doesn't have to grow up. Ame lives in New Jersey with her family, pets, and hair-bow collection.

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