The Big Princess
Once upon a time a king and queen discover among their flowers - perched on a dew-speckled leaf - the teensiest, tiniest princess. Such a charming, sweet little thing! They are instantly taken with her - she becomes the daughter they never had, the child they had always dreamed of. The Queen immediately sets about finding her a perfect-sized bed and only a tiny ring box will do. But, in no time at all, the princess grows too big for her miniature bed. In fact, with each passing day, the princess grows bigger and bigger. Soon, she is taller than her parents, taller than her bedroom - and the princess keeps growing until her head pokes through the top of even the tallest tower! Can the King figure out how to break the spell and save his beloved princess before the castle tower crumbles and falls?
Taro Miura is the award-winning author/illustrator of over thirty books for children including The Tiny King and Tools. He specialised in silkscreen printing at Osaka University of Art and was first selected to exhibit his work in the Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition fiction category in 2001. He has since exhibited his work in the Fiction and Non-Fiction categories several times. Taro works internationally and is regularly published in Japan, France, Switzerland and Italy. He lives in Japan.