A warm father/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!
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 humour, mischief and gentle guidance. Series includes Lionel Eats All By Himself and Lionel Poops.
Éric Veillé was born in France and studied at the Duperré School in Paris. He has since released many books, as author and illustrator, including Encyclopedia of Grannies and My Pictures After the Storm.
Translated from the French edition by Daniel Hahn.