The Tiny King

The Tiny KingOnce upon a time, there was a Tiny King, who lived in a big castle guarded by an army of big soldiers. He ate all alone at a big table. He could never finish the huge feast. He had a big white horse, but he always fell off. He bathed in a big bathtub with a water fountain, but splashing alone wasn’t much fun. And he slept in a big bed, but not very well. One day, he met a big princess. They married and were blessed with ten children. Then, everything brightened and became just the right size. The spare text of this new fairytale is complemented by clever, colorful, cut-outs, and digital collage. mjw
Title: The Tiny King
Author: Taro Miura
Illustrator
: Taro Miura
Publisher
: Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts
Copyright
: 2013
Original Language
: Japanese
Original Title
: Chilsana Osama
Original Publisher
: Kaisei-sha Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo
Original Copyright
: 2010
ISBN
: 978-0-7636-6687-3
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 2-5
Genre
: Picture book
Author’s ethnicity
: Japanese
Author’s residence
: Japan
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Japanese
Illustrator’s residence
: Japan
Awards
: 2011 Sankei Award for Children’s Books and Publications
Subjects
: Counting, Family, Happiness, Kings and rulers, Shapes, Size, Stature

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