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!