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Read the Book, Lemmings

Read the Book, Lemmings

About the Book

Author: Ame Dyckman & Zachariah Ohora

Age Range: 3-5 Years

Publisher: Andersen Press

Price: £11.99, hardback

Review

Lemmings, on the off chance that you were unaware, are rodents with an unfortunate (and largely inaccurate) reputation for gleefully trooping to their doom, either by attempting treacherous river crossings or flinging themselves off of any cliffs that happen to lie between them and their destination.

Ame Dyckman and Zachariah Ohora have fun with the myth (while ensuring we know it is such) by suggesting that the creatures might change their ways if only they could read about their scientifically established habits – unfortunately, the trio of lemmings in this tale aren’t the sharpest tools in the box, and it’s only after several wettings and subsequent rescues that they receive the tuition they require, and the penny drops… though their penchant for leaving terra firma remains.

As an encouragement for any reluctant readers in your setting to embrace the written word, it’s at the surreal end of the spectrum – but it’s guaranteed to get laughs regardless.

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