When local content creators “Leroy and Leroy” took to TikTok in January they had no idea how things would take off for them. Now with more than 365,000 followers on TikTok and 218,000 followers on Instagram, they are continuing to look for new ways to build on what they started and the latest addition is a Children’s book.
“Leroy and Leroy: Always Something To Do” was released through Amazon in October and they were blown away at how well the book was received.
“We came up with the idea of writing a children’s book in the spring, but to see how it all came together is a really cool feeling.” The book tells the story of two kids who are bored and think there is nothing to do, that’s where Leroy and Leroy come in. From dancing moose to maple syrup, this fun story focuses on the constant theme of Leroy and Leroy; that there is always something to do.
Nick Myers (Leroy in front of the camera) wrote the story that carries a Dr. Seuss-like feeling throughout. The story was then brought to life through the illustrations of Pat Lamb. Nick Lamb (Leroy behind the camera) took care of the technical work and the book became a reality.
“I had fun writing the story, then Nick’s mom (Pat Lamb) really brought it to life through her painting,” said Myers.
“We found out early last year that there were some local teachers who were playing our videos for their classrooms and that’s what sparked the idea for the book.” That also became a guideline for the content they make.
“If a grade 3 teacher can’t play it for her class, we won’t film it,” said Lamb.
In addition to the Children’s book, the duo has been keeping busy travelling to different parts of Canada to film content. Lamb told us “If something makes us ask the question “Why?” that’s a video.”
That curiosity combined with a light-hearted approach has led to an audience that has stretched beyond the borders of Canada. “We’ve had people from the US, Australia, Sweden, the UK, all over the world ordering merch from us, it’s been amazing.”
The pair are hoping to do a reading of the book here in Moose Jaw in the near future, and have already started planning a second book. You can find out more about their book on their website at leroyandleroy.com
You can also find them on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook.