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?
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