Coming Soon: Too Tall Houses June 18, 2012Posted by ccbooks in Book Reviews.
Neighbors can be wonderful, but also aggravating beings. They can be helpful, but also nosy. And, as Gianna Marino suggests in her new book Too Tall Houses, what if your neighbor’s garden suddenly starts blocking your view?
Owl and Rabbit begin Too Tall Houses as neighbors and friends. But one small problem escalates and as each animal tries to fix it, things spin out of control. Kids who have playground conflicts will recognize the ‘Oh yeah? Well, FINE!’ attitude of the characters and parents will appreciate the compromise in the ending. The real joy, however is in the illustrations.
Rabbit and Owl live in a world of golden sunlight and grassy hills. They each have their preferred building materials: Owl brings long multi-colored grasses, while Rabbit digs up soil and twigs. The details are lovely, and readers will enjoy finding the vegetables, windows and objects in each picture as the animals build their houses up…and up…and up.
Look for this fun new friendship tale in September!