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Wednesday 13 November 2013

Review: The Tiny King

Once upon a time, there was a tiny king. Sadly for him everything around him was very, very big. He lived in a big big castle. His enormous table was laid with so much food that he could never eat it all. His horse was so big that he fell off every time he tried to ride it. And his bed was so big that he felt very, very lonely and couldn't sleep well.

But then, one day, he married a VERY big princess! And soon, the king and queen had lots — and lots! — of children.

Now the castle was full of kids laughing and playing. Together the family had no trouble finishing all the delicious food. Everyone fitted nicely on the horse. And the bed turned out to be just the right size when everyone snuggled up side by side!

At its heart, this is a simple fairytale of lonely king meets beautiful princess and lives happily ever after. But what sets it apart are the bold, bright, geometric artworks that kids will absolutely love. It came as no surprise to learn that Taro Miura is an award-winning graphic designer as the collage-style illustrations make every page a feast for the eyes. A visual delight!

Title: The Tiny King
Author/Illustrator: Taro Miura
Publisher: Walker Books, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: October 2013
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781406348194
For ages: 0–5
Type: Picture Book