Sublime in its simplicity ... potty training has never been so much fun.

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Lionel Poops

In this pithy board book series, an overenthusiastic, impulsive lion tests his daily routines to their limit—in Lionel Poops, cheerfully trying all sorts of places to poop before ending up proudly on the potty.

Lionel is bouncing on his trampoline when all of a sudden he needs to poop. Where will he do it? On some cows! No, Lionel, no! On some wildcats! No, Lionel! Lionel thinks of many inappropriate places but eventually poops on his potty. Well done, Lionel! But wait—that’s not all…

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 adult helper provides an amused commentary. Ideal to read to a child while they are on a potty.

Series includes Lionel Eats All By Himself.

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. Always a Storybook IG

      Potty training is so easy with this book.

    3. School Library Journal, Betsy Bird

      Ultimately he poops in the potty (and you don’t even see it, people). And just like in his other book out this year, the self-satisfaction just radiates off of him.

    4. Paula Green, Poetry Box

      The poop is off stage so I got to adore the wit, the achingly real and the sublime humour. Another genius ending.

    5. Picture Books and Love

      This book is just SO FUNNY. How is it possible that my toddler and I could enjoy a book so much!

    6. Children’s Books Ireland

      This humorous take on potty training should go a long way towards de-dramatizing a sometimes stressful phase for families. A primer in how to develop a love of humour and the absurd in young kids.

    7. Book-marked

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

    8. Kids’ Book Review

      Lionel Poops teaches young ones about using the toilet properly in the best possible way, because it is so subtle they won’t realise they are being taught a lesson. A hilarious book absolutely perfect for any kid who needs to learn where to do their business!

    9. Youth Services Book Review

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

    10. 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.

    11. Read Plus

      The illustrations are very engaging, and Lionel is a delightful character, his actions full of mischief and enjoyment. The board book is sturdy and brightly coloured and will appeal to its toddler audience, while adults will enjoy the amusing depiction of toilet training.

    12. Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      Best Board books of 2022
      Best 100 picture books of 2022
      The story is sublime in its simplicity, and the humor will delight its intended audience as well as the caregivers helping remind them of the appropriate place to potty. Potty training has never been so much fun.

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