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: 0670013145
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,32 cm.


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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.

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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