A long time ago in a world on the other side of a far mountain lived the much beloved King of the Little Things. His rule over all things small brought him much happiness and contentment.
But alas! Not all kings appreciate what they have. They always want more. Greedy King Normous wants the most and intends to be king of all the world. He gathers a vast army and conquers every kingdom, until he thinks he rules the entire world. When he learns that he has missed the King of Little Things, he sends his army to destroy the kingdom. After all, “Everyone knows that little things exist only to serve big things.” However, King Normous discovers his flawed thinking when little things band together to fight for their king.
Young readers will love Lepp's lively tale that naturally works in the moral of never overlooking the little things in life. Wenzehumor filled watercolor illustrations complete the endearing story. Lots of fun words and slant rhymes make The King of Little Things a great read aloud while the curious mind keeps busy in searching the pages for little things. Both parents and children will fall in love with the gentle King of Little Things over and over again.
Rating: Highly Recommended *****
**I received a review copy of this book from the publisher at no charge to facilitate my review.
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (Sept. 2013)
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