The Tiny King by Taro Miura Picture Book Review

The Tiny King by Taro Miura Picture Book Review

Tauro Miura’s The Tiny King is a picture book from Japan that was just published in the US last year. The illustrations caught my eye at the library, so we checked it out, and the girls have been reading it at least once a day. Stella is especially attached to it.

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The Tiny King by Taro Miura Picture Book Review

The Tiny King tells the story of a small king. He lives in a big castle, eats at a big table, and has a huge bathtub.

The Tiny King by Taro Miura Picture Book Review

He is very lonely. He has his army march around with him to keep him company.

The Tiny King by Taro Miura Picture Book Review

The King meets a “big princess” and they get married. They have 10 children, and the castle is no longer empty. The King sends his army home to their families.

The Tiny King by Taro Miura Picture Book Review

The big Queen and 10 children fill the table, the tub, and even the King’s big bed. He isn’t lonely anymore.

The Tiny King by Taro Miura Picture Book Review

Like I said, my girls have really enjoyed this book, and I think it’s cute enough. Read critically, there are some cultural differences. The family taking a bath together and all sleeping in the same bed is a little outside of US norms, but all in all, it’s a sweet story about family.

Here’s what Brontë thought of The Tiny King:

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  1. We checked this book out a while ago when we got Journey too. We loved it as well – the pictures and colors are so great. My kids would just look at each page for minutes, which is like an eternity for our brood of youngin’s. I use to think I was horrible at picking out books for me kids’ but you keep reviewing them, so I’m feeling a little impressed with myself. Thanks for all of your hard work, Jen!!

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