Sky High

Sky High

Book - 2012
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"Two neighbors find themselves caught in a race to build the most extravagant house. The buildings grow to sky-high proportions, but who will come out on top?"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, 2012.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781452113920
Branch Call Number: ZUL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 38 cm
Additional Contributors: Zullo, Germano Gratte-Ciel.
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skyekilaen
Dec 27, 2016

What happens when rich next-door neighbors decide to out-do each other with their remodeling? About what you'd expect. Rivals Agenor-Agobar Poirier des Chapelles and Willigis Kittycly Jr. clearly have more money than sense, and the book is a series of side-by-side depictions of their houses as they get bigger and grander, with captions for various elements that demonstrate the excess. (Watch for the highest paid architects.) I don't know how long it took Albertine to do these meticulous, crisp line drawings but they are amazing to behold. Though the fate of one of the houses is predictable, you won't expect the fate of the pizza. I guarantee it.

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mzch
Sep 19, 2015

I love this book! From its lovely and sturdy construction to its generous use of white space to its wry social commentary to its engrossingly-detailed fine-line illustrations, this is truly an engrossing read for children of all ages. Enjoy!

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