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By Germano Zullo • Illustrated by Albertine
6-7/8 x 14-1/2 in; 48 pp; 45 b/w illustrations
November 2012 ISBN 9781452113920 ISBN10 1452113920
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In this charming illustrated tale, two competing neighbors begin embellishing their houses, only to find themselves caught up in a race to build the tallest, most decadent skyscraper featuring solid gold doors, diamond-encrusted pillars, grand ballrooms, expensive paintings, live tigers, and indoor swimming pools—with consequences inevitable, and not. Kids will love spotting the funny details hidden in this witty take on an age-old moral, while their parents—particularly any who’ve ever undertaken a remodel—will chuckle with recognition.
Germano Zullo is an author and poet who lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
Albertine has contributed illustration to numerous books. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts in Geneva.
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