Too Tall Houses

Marino, Gianna

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Too Tall Houses
Owl and Rabbit are good friends and neighbors atop a hill, but when Rabbit's garden blocks Owl's view of the forest Owl builds a higher house, which prevents sunlight from reaching Rabbit's plants.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
ISBN: 9780670013142
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,32 cm.


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May 21, 2014

Interesting and conveys a meaningful message. My daughter enjoyed it.

Aug 14, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book was cute and well-illustrated, and would likely work well in a storytime. Nothing spectacular though.

Jan 28, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Owl and Rabbit learn the hard way how important friendship is. Beautiful illustrations perfectly express their division, and eventual compromise.

Jan 24, 2013

Rabbit and Owl are next-door neighbours who live at the top of a hill. They get along swimmingly until Rabbit's garden grows so tall that it blocks Owl's view of the forest. Then Owl adds height to his dwelling, and a competition that threatens their friendship rapidly ensues. Each builds a taller and taller house until both reach so high into the sky that strong winds blow down the structures - and their occupants. The illustrations, full of "sun-baked colour, lots of movement, and wide Southwestern vistas" (Publishers Weekly), are charmingly quirky and detailed, and the story has a folkloric feel - as well as a satisfying ending that features a compromise and the restoration of the pair's close bond.
Picture books January 2013.

Nov 28, 2012
  • El_Gato rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brand new story that reads like an updated classic Aesop's Fable. We loved it!


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