Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Book Review & Small Fry Safari Challenge Entry: Lionel's Grand Adventure, Lionel and the Golden Rule


Title: Lionel's GRAND Adventure
Author: Paul R. Hewlett
Illustrator: Pat Sauber
Year Published: 2011
Publisher: Shoe Shine Publishing Inc.
Pages: 83
Age Level: ages 7-10, Early Chapter Book Level
Summary (Amazon): Lionel is sick of his brother picking on him and of his mother yelling at him. One day, while cleaning the closet his mother has been after him about, he discovers not only boxes and old clothes, but a lucky charm with more magic than he bargained for. After an unusual encounter with his brother, Lionel knows things are about to change for the better.

Together, Lionel and his lucky charm are able to stand up to his big brother as well as make Carrie—the cutest girl in his class—notice him. While learning the quirks of his magical charm, Lionel ends up at a casino in Las Vegas, escapes an evil dog, becoming a hero to the other kids, and finds himself playing in the Great Series with his favorite professional baseball team. Will Lionel master the trickster, over-the-top magic, or will it mess things up beyond repair? 

The Book's Trailer


Neighbor Girl's Feedback

I liked it. It was good. Creative solutions to problems. 
I give it 5 stars. 

Cool Mom's Review

I love, love, love it when I read a book that makes my job, to review it, easy. Lionel's Grand Adventure is a fun read. My daughter picked up my love for the book and read it one morning between her school assignments, hence her review above.

Lionel's Grand Adventure is a fun, creative and quick read. It is perfect for early chapter book readers. Lionel is a lovable character who you route for right from the beginning. While Lionel is treated poorly by just about everyone, his heart remains as sweet as can be. 

This book has a bit of magic in it that allows crazy things to occur that may (or may not) help Lionel in his life. The results of the magic had me giggling out loud more than once. I look forward to reading the other books written by Paul Hewlett. Thank you, Paul, for the fun read. 

You don't have to take my word for it check out these other reviews of Lionel's Grand Adventure: Lionel and the Golden Rule.

Disclosure: We downloaded a copy of Lionel during its available free promotion days. We received no monetary or in-kind compensation for our honest review. This post does NOT contain affiliate links. 


Paul R. Hewlett is the author of the Lionel's Grand Adventure series. Lionel's Christmas Adventure: Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas is the second book in the series. His debut book, Lionel's Grand Adventure: Lionel and the Golden Rule was released in December of 2011. In addition to writing the Lionel's Grand Adventure books, Paul co-authors a children's/middle grade/young adult blog called Sher A. Hart: Written Art.

This post is a submission of ours in the
We are using Lionel's Grand Adventure as our "book with something precious in the title, as the book's subtitle is "Lionel and the Golden rule." Yippee!

ALSO, we will be adding this post to the 34th Kid Lit Blog Hop
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Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge (and Stanley)