With dreams of dispensing ice cream to all his subjects, Lionel enrolls in King School; upon graduating, he sets out, diploma in hand, to seek a palace of his very own. However, the demand for qualified kings is limited, while the competition is fierce. When Lionel learns that the job of king isn't something that can be applied for (a detail not discussed during his course of instruction) and even worse, that the school he attended has gone out of business, he's forced to reassess his career opportunities. Illustrations reminiscent of Bill Peet's work complement this slim, silly story, suitable for preschoolers who can appreciate the in-joke about kings as well as the ice cream trimmings.
Pub Date: July 1, 1998
Page Count: 32
Publisher: "Stoddart Kids--dist. by General Dist. (85 River Rock Dr., Buffalo, NY 14207)"