The King Of Little Things

The King Of Little Things


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Only the King of Little Things stands between King Normous and his goal of conquering the world. And little things can wield great power.
In a world of vast kingdoms lives a king who is happy and content to reign over all things small. Not so King Normous. He wants to be Ruler of All the World. After having erased every empire and raided every realm, Normous is enraged to learn that the King of Little Things still rules over his tiny kingdom. He sends his army to defeat this upstart, but he finds he cannot outfight or outwit a king who holds sway over the small things of the world. After all, it is the small things that keep the big things going.
Bil Lepp’s imaginative tale of the beauty and importance of all things small is perfectly paired with illustrator David T. Wenzel’s bright watercolor paintings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561457083
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 1
Sales rank: 766,047
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Bil Lepp is a nationally renowned storyteller who has been featured numerous times at the National Storytelling Festival, at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and at major events across the country. He is also a recipient of the Storytelling Circle of Excellence Award. He lives in West Virginia.

David T. Wenzel is an illustrator and children’s book artist, best known for illustrating the graphic novel edition of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. He lives in Connecticut.

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King of Little Things 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. Great illustrations and a wonderful story line. Good for a gift or as an addition to a personal collection.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
What a treasure trove of delightfully interesting things and critters. While the story alone is precious in its telling of haughty King Normous (for enormous) and his gluttonous raging appetite to be king of everything, and while the end result is his downfall at the hand of all the little things (screws, spiders, needles, pins, etc.) ruled by the King of Little Things, the illustrations pair so beautifully it is a reader's-trip to see it all. I love Bill Lepp's story and it is full of meaning and intent while still being told as a fairy tale with magical kingdoms. Mr. Lepp's weaving words is a wordsmithing skill that delights the reader. And I love the illustrations that work so beautifully with the story.  This is truly a good book for home libraries, public and school libraries, and gift-giving. Speaking of which, we have a major gift-giving season coming us.  DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy to review by Peachtree Publishers with no obligation for positive review. No compensation was received for this review.
book4children More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful picture book with a nice message. Even without the moral, it is an entertaining story. When King Normous tries to take over the world, he doesn't count on the power of the little things. But the little things love their king, and they work together to defeat King Normous. I love the concept that everything, no matter how small or insignificant, matters. In fact, often it's the little things that seem to matter most. While the story itself is well written and engaging, the artwork is outstanding. David Wenzel is a wonderful storyteller in his own right and his illustrations give the book an extra flourish. It makes me so happy when I find picture books with a great story, good message, and gorgeous artwork.