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The King of Little Things

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Imaginative tale of greedy king has positive messages.

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This is a clever, imaginative yarn that blends mythology and tall tales to impart an important lesson: Everything has value, and little things often have more power than we give them credit for. With vivid watercolor illustrations that evoke a mystical medieval past (and an almost Grimms'-lite feel), the story reads as larger than life, and the message really pops.

As such, kids who like fantasy and royalty will enjoy the old-fashioned style of this tale, though young kids might find King Normous' anger and bottomless thirst for power a tad frightening. Parents will appreciate the strong message here about generosity and humility.

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