The King of Tiny Things - Jeanne Willis, Gwen Millward
While not quite as magically wonderful as [b:The Bog Baby|4926603|The Bog Baby|Jeanne Willis|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4168rpbZf7L._SL75_.jpg|4992207] (which I highly recommend), The King of Tiny Things is still utterly charming and worth a look. And although the two books stand alone quite well, I do recommend reading them in order ([b:The Bog Baby|4926603|The Bog Baby|Jeanne Willis|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4168rpbZf7L._SL75_.jpg|4992207] first) as this one is a sequel of sorts.

Here we have the same two characters (the narrator and her sister Chrissy), but this time the sisters on a holiday at their grandparent's country cottage. The girls are terribly excited - especially when they learn they get to sleep in a tent outside! But, as often is the case, once night arrives they get a bit jittery in their new surroundings. Thankfully, The King of Tiny Things arrives and helps them understand the night and all the creepy crawlies who inhabit it.

As with [b:The Bog Baby|4926603|The Bog Baby|Jeanne Willis|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4168rpbZf7L._SL75_.jpg|4992207], the illustrations here are completely enchanting. I also like how both books invite young readers to participate in additional activities relating to the story. A particularly good book for kiddos who are spooked by insects.