Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Greatest King: A Christian Adventure, written and illustrated by Jerry Yu Ching and Mike Onghai, is a cartoon-styled picture book telling the story of a prince who was “proud, arrogant and mean.” He wanted everyone to worship him and he wanted everyone who didn’t to be punished. He got so obnoxious his father, the king, banished him from the kingdom. He told his son not to come back until he had found “the Greatest King.”
His search took him on several adventures where he met several kings: The Forest King who controlled every plant and animal of the Forest Kingdom; the Kingdom of Pleasure where the king could grant each and every one of his subjects their hearts’ greatest desires; and the King of Strength who had the power to crush mountains with his fist.
But, none of these kings was the “Greatest” one. They all recognized the power and majesty of the “Greatest” King of all mankind. When the Prince discovers the Greatest King, he learns a valuable lesson about service and humility.
The cartoon-like illustrations are bold and eye-catching.
What I Like: I like the illustrations. They are just incredible and make the book very pleasing to the eye.
What I Dislike: There were a couple of typos in the text. That’s not a big thing; it’s just something I thought I should point out.
Overall Rating: Very good.
Age Appeal: 6-12.
Publisher Info: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012; ISBN: 9781481058513; Paperback, 52 pages, $12.99.