The Big Princess by Taro Miura

The Lovereading4Kids comment

An equally enchanting sequel to The Tiny King, this is the story of a baby Princess, bewitched by a spell, who grows bigger and bigger and bigger with apparently no way of stopping her. She outgrows all the baby things and then soon outgrows even the castle itself. Only her father the King’s tallest tower – which folds out beautifully from the page – can contain this lovely and special princess. Luckily, just in time, the King finds a cure and the Princess can live happily ever after!


The Big Princess by Taro Miura

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?

With his unique creative blend of collage, geometric shapes and stunning colour palette, Miura's artwork will appeal to the youngest of children and design-loving parents alike. In this prequel to The Tiny King, Taro Miura continues to celebrate the bonds of familial love in his refreshingly original, enchanting and arresting style.


an especially dynamic and resonant literary experience, simultaneously innovative and nostalgic, sure to charm legions of tiny listeners. Booklist

About the Author

Taro Miura is an award-winning author/illustrator and graphic designer. Born in Aichi, Japan, in 1968, Taro specialized in silkscreen printing at Osaka University of Arts. He was first selected to exhibit his work in the Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition fiction category in 2001, and has since exhibited his work in the Fiction and Non-Fiction categories several times. Taro works internationally and he is regularly published in Japan, France, Switzerland and Italy. This is his first book with Walker. About The Tiny King he says, It's a simple story about a lonely king who gets married, is blessed with children, and whose life is completely changed by having a family. If this story reminds the fathers, mothers and children who read this book about the magnificence of having a family, it will make me very happy. Taro lives in Japan.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info


40 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Taro Miura
More books by Taro Miura

Author's Website


Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd October 2014




It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

Lovereading 4 schools