This little lion has a definite bit of flair. I mean, look at the expressions on this guy. Resistance is futile.

School Library Journal, Betsy Bird

Lionel Eats All By Himself

In this pithy board book series, an overenthusiastic, impulsive lion tests his daily routines to their limit—in Lionel Eats All By Himself, Lionel does just that, cheekily enjoying the remarkable mess that results.

Lionel is in his highchair and insists on eating all by himself. His veggies—well done, Lionel! His soup—nice one, Lionel! But each bite leaves more and more mess in the room, and on Lionel. Watch out for the big burp to finish off before Dad helps Lionel down from the table.

Cheeky toddler lion Lionel learns about looking after his own body. His mischievous grin puts the reader instantly on his side, and the tolerant voice of his father provides an amused commentary—and incidentally a lovely model for how to parent.

Series includes Lionel Poops.

From the author of Encyclopedia of Grannies

“A completely bonkers, gleefully silly guide to grandmothers of all stripes.” School Library Journal

…and My Pictures after the Storm (3 starred reviews)

“A terrific little book that will amuse all out of proportion to its size.” Wall Street Journal

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  • Book Details

    Country of Origin France
    Reader Age 0-2 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. School Reading List

      A funny and practical series.

    2. School Library Journal, Betsy Bird

      When you get right down to it, Lionel Eats All By Himself is an entirely different kind of title than Lionel Poops. Both deal with the inherent messiness of toddlers, but in entirely different ways.

    3. Paula Green, Poetry Box

      A brilliant flight-of-imagination story – the ending is genius.

    4. Wandering Booksellers

      Not only relatable but utterly funny and endearing.

    5. Red Reading Hub

      Veillé’s vibrant scenes of the mischievous Lionel in combination with the simple texts with their repeat refrains will delight young humans and will surely make adults laugh too.

    6. Book-marked

      This clever, comical adventure of early learning will have all the family giggling and guffawing through Lionel’s misadventures!

    7. BookBound

      The conclusion of Lionel’s mealtime is equally adorable and humorous, with Lionel finding a different way of cleaning his face along the way!

    8. Youth Services Book Review

      The perfect combination of text and image, with repetition and humor for parent and child alike.

    9. School Library Journal, Betsy Bird

      This little lion has a definite bit of flair. I mean, look at the expressions on this guy. Resistance is futile.

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