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The King of Little Things

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In this fanciful children’s picture book by Bil Lepp, we meet the King of Little Things, who is perfectly content in his small realm where he feeds the birds, leaves crumbs for the ants and plants flowers for the bees. He rules over buttons, nails, locks, keys, combs and other such things. But another ruler, King Normous, wants power over all the world. When he learns that the King of Little Things is the only ruler he hasn’t conquered, he attacks with his army — but he is surprised by what happens.

What are the messages for children? Don’t under-estimate the importance of the little things in your life. Be content with the small and the simple for they are helpful and provide much pleasure (Peachtree Publishers).


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