Too Tall Houses

Too Tall Houses

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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
Branch Call Number: MAR ANIMALS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm.


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Good friends and neighbors, Rabbit and Owl, argue about how their houses affect each other's enjoyment.

Good friends and neighbors, Rabbit and Owl, argue about how their houses affect each other's enjoyment.

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May 21, 2014

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

KRockstar10 Aug 14, 2013

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

forbesrachel Jan 28, 2013

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

ChristchurchLib 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.
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Nov 28, 2012

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


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