FICTION

Lionel and the Lion’s Share

Nosy Crow. Aug. 2019. 32p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781536205923.
COPY ISBN
PreS-K–Lionel has trouble sharing. He thinks that because he is a lion, he gets the “lion’s share.” He snatches all the instruments from the music shop, all the hats from the hat shop, all the balloons from the balloon cart, and finally the last straw is when he eats all the cake at a birthday party. Can Lionel make things better? Can he make it up to his friends? Sheehan’s debut illustrations are lively and energetic, with text placed in an easy-to-read format. The color palette is bright, using background illustrations on some pages and a white background on others. The animals’ facial expression and body language clearly show the characters’ feelings at each stage of the story. Readers witness Lionel and his not-so-brilliant choices and are able to see the impact of his decisions on those around him. This story is a solid addition for elementary libraries as it explores friendship, social interaction, and emotions as well as learning points such as days of the week, highlighting Lionel’s repetitive non sharing behavior, shapes, and counting of purchases.
VERDICT A sweet story that teaches the lesson that sharing is the best way to make friends. Great for reading aloud

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.