A reading of the picture book It's Kirby Time: Kirby's Tiny World was surprisingly released by Nintendo today, closing out the week with a super-cute surprise.
Kirby Fans were pleasantly surprised with the recent release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land late last month. This new Kirby game features a big world to explore and tons of secrets such as the Hidden Waddle Dees in Everbay Coast and Natural Plains. Just two weeks after launch, Nintendo has graced us with a reading of an adorable Kirby picture book, completely for free.
What is It's Kirby Time: Kirby's Tiny World?
It's Kirby Time: Kirby's Tiny World is the fourth book in the It's Kirby Time picture book series. This particular book is written by Asami Taniguchi and the art was created by HYOGONOSUKE.
This is a pretty cute little story. Kirby pops outside of his house on a bright, sunny day and decides to play with his other friends. They play hide and seek, go treasure hunting, and wander into a scary forest throughout their adventures of the day. Everyone goes home at sunset like the good little boys and girls they are.
Writer Asami Taniguchi is well-familiar with the Kirby franchise; she wrote and did the art for the manga Kirby of the Stars: Awesome Hahaha Hour for nearly ten years. HYOGONOSUKE is perhaps best known in the West for illustrating dozens of Pokemon cards; there's also the occasional anime role such as creating the end card for episode 33 of March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2.
Six more read-alongs of this series will be launched on Nintendo's YouTube channel in the future. You can watch the reading of It's Kirby Time: Kirby's Tiny World right now. If you haven't played the latest game in the franchise yet, you can buy Kirby and the Forgotten Land for Nintendo Switch at the price of $59.99 or your regional equivalent.