Taro Miura is the award-winning author/illustrator of over thirty books for children including The Tiny King (9781406348194) 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.
This is not only a nice story but also an excellent example of illustration that isn't solely drawn and coloured pictures. Even the youngest of artists could try out the techniques Miura uses. -- The School Librarian * The School Librarian *
The illustrations, using vibrant colours and simple shapes add to the wonderful sense of magic within the text. -- Carousel * Carousel *
One of our all-time favourite bedtime reads is Taro Miura's The Tiny King. We've been waiting excitedly for the follow-up to come out and it definitely doesn't disappoint [...] The illustrations are just perfect and we always have to read it at least twice - generally the sign of a compelling story. * Bambino Goodies *