Lionel the lion does NOT like to share. After all, he’s learned that lions always get the lion's share. He gets all the best instruments from the music shop, all the handsomest hats from the hat shop, and all the brightest balloons from the balloon cart. But at Chloe’s birthday party Lionel goes too far, eating ALL the cake. If Lionel’s not careful, he’ll have the best of everything . . . except friends. Can he turn things around in time?
About the Author
Lou Peacock has a degree in English literature from Oxford University and has worked in children’s publishing for nearly twenty years. She started her editorial career working on novelty books and poetry, but has focused on picture books for the last eighteen years and often writes picture books for Nosy Crow.
Lisa Sheehan knew from an early age she would have a career in art and drawing. After earning a BA in illustration, she fell into the world of graphic design and become an art director. Raising her two young daughters rekindled Sheehan’s love of illustration, and she pursued an MA in children's book illustration from Cambridge School of Art. Lisa Sheehan lives in Bedfordshire, England, with her husband, two daughters, and a Maine coon cat named Chester.
The mixed-media illustrations use a combination of soft hues and primary colors, with curving lines and simple expressions, to convey emotions. The triumph of kindness over selfishness is a lesson that never gets old. From outrage to regret, amends, and forgiveness, the drama between friends makes the moral an easy pill to swallow. —Kirkus Reviews