Lavi’s story will appeal to all young children. Throughout his adventures, he experiences the things that all children can relate to: the desire for adventure and exploration; the longing for home and friends and family; the need to belong. While this book isn't about disability, it includes children with disabilities in a very natural way. The illustrations are charming, reinforcing the idea of a very lovable lion. Lavi’s adventures take him from his birthplace on the African savanna to Katmandu, Rome, Austin, and finally, Pittsburgh. The book provides numerous learning opportunities about a number of subjects (e.g., geography, cultures, history, social interactions, etc.), all in the form of a fun story. There are facts about real lions included at the end of the book.