Have you ever wanted something you couldn't have? Meet Lionel, a loveable bully-magnet who desperately wants a new sled and will do anything to get it.This fun Christmas book follows Lionel from Larrystown to the North Pole. His magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot is back and is as unpredictable as ever. Whether Lionel's sledding, ice skating, or in a life-sized gingerbread village, it takes him on some grand adventures.
Filled with great Christmas imagery, this book is perfect for young readers and family story time. This 2012 holiday, be careful what you wish for, you never know what might happen! ~~synopsis from Goodreads
My thoughts about Lionel's Christmas Adventure ~~
Look at Lionel up there! Isn't he just adorable? I have not read any of the other books about Lionel and his adventures but after reading this one, I am going to do just that. Love that little guy!
All Lionel thinks about and wants for Christmas is a Turbo 5000 sled. It's kind of pricey but that doesn't matter to him, it's what he wants and he feels like he deserves it. He does have a Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot, his good luck charm. It is magical but, well, unpredictable, granting his wishes in it's own weird way.
Lionel's best friend, Skip and his family are like a second family to him. They invite Lionel to come over and spend Christmas day with them. He's hoping they will be the ones to get him the Turbo 5000 sled, even though he knows they can't afford it. But they have different ideas about how to spend Christmas.
Lionel does use his Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot to wish for what he has always wanted but he couldn't have imagined how it would show him that the sled isn't what he really wanted. What an adventure it takes him on and shows him what Christmas is really all about.
I loved reading about Lionel and his adventure. And I love a good Christmas story. I got both in this one amazing book! This book is geared for the 6-10 age group and would be a great read for boys in that age range. I am excited to get a hold of more Lionel books and read about his other adventures and to see what other lessons he, and the reader, learns.
About the author
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 third book in the series. His debut book Lionel’s Grand Adventure: Lionel and the Golden Rule was released in December of 2011, followed by Lionel Turns the Other Cheek in March of 2012. In addition to writing the Lionel’s Grand Adventure books, Paul co-authors a middle grade/young adult blog called Sher A. Hart: My Written Art.