Spring 2024

Lionel Is Just Like Dad

From the Series Lionel

  • Interest Level: Preschool
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

A warm father and son story in which an irresistible lion cub proudly tries to be just like Dad.

Lionel can do everything Dad does: Dad combs his hair. So does Lionel. Dad scratches his arm. So does Lionel. Dad sings very, very loud. So does Lionel.

But when Lionel throws all the toys in the air and they come down THUNK on Dad’s head . . . Dad yells! Ow! So does Lionel! Dad takes a break and has a think. Then comes rushing back for a big hug—Dad is very, very happy, and so is Lionel!

This fun story is a discussion tool for emotional learning—over enthusiasm, mistakes, feeling upset, reconciliation, love—and a father and son relationship rarely seen in board books.

Boundary-pushing Lionel has a mischievous grin that instantly wins us over, and his tolerant father incidentally provides a great model for parenting. This small and sturdy board book is just right for toddlers’ and preschoolers’ hands, making it ideal to read alongside a child.

Lionel Is Just Like Dad is the third book in this pithy board book series, designed to be read as standalone stories that introduce developmental milestones with humor, mischief, and gentle guidance. The series includes Lionel Eats All By Himself and Lionel Poops.

Translated from the French edition by Daniel Hahn.

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Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Grade 1
Category SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2024
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Gecko Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 26
Publication Date 2024-04-02
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV013060, JUV039050, JUV002150
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 5.3333 x 5.3333
Features Original artwork

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