#blogbookaday: Read the Book, Lemmings!

10 Feb

37673110.jpgSummary:  “The team behind the New York Times bestselling Wolfie the Bunnyand Horrible Bear! is back with with new Arctic characters in this hilarious learning-to-read adventure!

Aboard the S.S. Cliff, First Mate Foxy reads an interesting fact: “Lemmings don’t jump off cliffs.” But Foxy can’t get the lemmings on the Cliff to read his book, too. They’re too busy jumping off.

After a chilly third rescue, exasperated Foxy and grumbly polar bear Captain PB realize their naughty nautical crew isn’t being stubborn: The lemmings (Jumper, Me Too, and Ditto) can’t read. And until Foxy patiently teaches his lemmings to read the book, he can’t return to reading it, either! ” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Poor Foxy is trying to tell the lemmings that they don’t actually jump, but all the lemmings here is… “JUMP!” so they do. And each time, Foxy must rescue them and then try to explain that they don’t j—, I mean, they should just read the book themselves. That’s when the Captain of the boat, and Foxy realize the poor little lemmings are illiterate! With Zachariah OHora’s iconic bright bold swatches of colors and thick black outlines this sis a fun story that you’ll want to read again and again, plus kids can help read the story because those cute little lemmings are fairly predictable – making it fun for the whole family!

Personal Reaction:  Apparently, lemmings don’t actually jump off cliffs…. who knew! I love when I learn something new from an unexpected place, plus if I’m also entertained – then it’s a bonus! I’ve had the chance to meet both Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora at the Princeton Children’s Book Festival, plus Zachariah OHora has visited my library for an author visit for PA’s One Book, Every Young Child Initiative. They are both the sweetest, kindest people and I love when they collaborate – they books are always so much fun!

Title: Read the Book, Lemmings!
Author: Ame Dyckman
Illustrator: Zachariah OHora
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 7, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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