TINY TYRANT by Lewis Trondheim

TINY TYRANT

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Age Range: 9 - 11

KIRKUS REVIEW

Taking child spoilage to a whole new level, six-year-old King Ethelbert performs some world-class acting out in these 12 graphic-format misadventures. With no parents around to say him nay, Ethelbert takes great delight in watching all of the grownups scrambling to deliver whatever he demands, from an elephant-sized sundae to having all of the children in the kingdom replaced with robot replicas of him. Not only, though, do his notions rarely turn out quite as planned, but those grownups are smart enough to outmaneuver him at need—and even deliver a few counter-pranks of their own. Though the small pictures and truly tiny typeface will challenge all but the most acute eyes, the retro ’60s-style art perfectly conveys the slapstick action and sly tone of this import. Calvin and Hobbes fans will be particularly delighted. (Graphic fiction. 9-11)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-59643-094-5
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: First Second/Roaring Brook
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2007




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