Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino

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Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino (Viking, 2012) is a story of two friends, a rabbit and an owl, who share a hilltop lookout for their homes. But when Rabbit’s vegetables start blocking Owl’s view of the forest, the two friends become bitter as they try to out-smart the other. As their homes grow taller than the atmosphere, neither one is happy anymore!

The gouache and pencil illustrations are vibrant and gorgeous, and the story is a funny one about friends learning to compromise. My map-loving son liked the fact that we could see the continents when the houses got way too tall!

Reviewed on November 9, 2012

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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