Lionel the Lonely Monster

Making friends is hard when you're a monster!

Author Fred Blunt

Suitable for:  2+ A warm story with positive message about kindness.

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-277369-2
Publication date: 04/02/2021

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Sometimes it's lonely being a monster like Lionel, making friends is hard when everyone is frightened. But one day Lionel meets a little dog who isn't scared and who just wants to play! Could this be the chance that Lionel has been hoping for?

This page was last updated on 24 March 2023 at 04:30 GMT


  • Hooray for a book that ends with a hug! In this playful, timely story, we learn that our actions are key, and inaction can also have profound consequences for others' wellbeing. - Just Imagine
  • Bursting with joyful fun, jokes, chaos and eye-catching, child-friendly artwork, and with a moving story to tug at your heartstrings, pink monster Lionel proves to be simply irresistible, and is destined to make new friends with readers young and old! - Lancashire Post
  • The central character Lionel (the monster) is adorable. He finds it hard to make friends because children are frightened of him, but readers knows he is lonely and gentle and just yearns for a friend to play with and this evokes our empathy. - Books up North
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