Title: Lionel Turns the Other Cheek
Author: Paul R. Hewlett
Published: March 12, 2012
Genre: Children ages 8 on up
Lionel is back in another Grand Adventure! Lionel's Grand Adventure: Lionel Turns the Other Cheek is a beginning chapter book for ages 7-10. Lionel has always wanted to go to summer camp, but will his mean old Mom let him? Even though Lionel is now familiar with the Three-Toed-Pot-Bellied Walbaun foot, its unpredictable nature takes him on another adventure of a lifetime. Join Lionel as he heads off to summer camp and discover the wonderful world of the magical Walbaun foot and the lesson it helps teach Lionel
I saw this book on amazon (though I can not find it now) and thought K might enjoy this book. Well he thought it was okay. Of course it was a chapter book and he is not use to many chapter books but I still read it to him anyway. This book is part of a series and if you are wanting more information on how his Walbaun foot works and how he got it I would recommend reading the other books first.
In this story Lionel is a normal kid who is wanting to go to summer camp. When he finally gets his letter he is so excited until he sees who one of his roommates is. Tad the bully, the one who always picks on him. Though he is his roommate Lionel is determined to have a good time.
When he gets to camp everything seems fun until Tad comes into the picture Tad is a person that you can tell he was raised to be a bully via his father. Tad plays his jokes on Lionel in more ways than one which causes Lionel to use his Walbaun foot which we learn from Lionel that it always isn't the best thing to use. Lionel at the end of the story learns a lesson and it is one that all kids should remember when they are being bullied. Do not act like the person who is bullying you, because it just changes who you are. I thought this book was good for K to learn because he gets picked on at school and he just ignores it even though I know it hurts his feelings.
The only issues I had with this book is the fact the author kept bringing up that Lionel was chubby I don't think we need to be told how a child looks. Sorry but I disagree with it. Second the poor boy is always pulling his shirt down I counted at least three times we were told Lionel was pulling his shirt down, my question is why does he not have a longer shirt?
Other than that it was an okay book and I may look into the other books for K and I to read at bedtime.