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Don’t Leap, Larry!

John Briggs

Illustrated by Nicola Slater

Pavilion Children's


ISBN: 9781843653387

Price: £ 6.99

Publication date: 5 October 2017

Category: Fiction

Larry Lemming is unlike all the others, but can he teach the others to be more like him?

Lemmings look alike, sound alike and act alike, right? So if one jumps off a cliff, the others follow… all except Larry. Larry’s a lemming with a mind of his own. Unlike the rest of the crew, he goes sledging with the puffins, eats pepperoni pizza, and likes to wear a top hat. But can Larry teach his fellow lemmings to finally think for themselves?

A wonderfully funny, quirky tale about staying true to yourself.


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. John lives in upstate New York, USA, where he has never, ever jumped off a cliff.


ABOUT THE Illustrator

Nicola Slater studied illustration at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University before moving to London. She has illustrated numerous books including The Little Old Lady Who Cried Wolf!, Best Friends and Spot A Lot Animal Escape.



'An hilarious book with an important message about celebrating individuality.'

‘This is a funny story, pacey and packed with enjoyable dialogue. The illustrations nail the character and are full of their own humour which complements the story well. The central message of the story is also an important one for young children to hear as they develop their own personalities.’

'This funny storytime read-aloud teaches children that it’s OK to think independently and to be a little unconventional.'

'A fresh, funny take on nonconformity.'

'Hilarious storytelling coupled with hilarious scenes. Sure to be a storytime favorite.'