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Sky High

By Germano Zullo, Albertine

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Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 November 2012
This lovely illustrated book tells the story of competing neighbours who build their houses so elaborate and tall they become skyscrapers in danger of toppling over. When one finally falls, the neighbour left standing orders a celebratory pizza from the highest tower of his skyscraper, but much to his front door. With its distinctive vertical trim, beautiful package and age old moral, this is a perfect whimsical gift book for architects, anyone who's ever built a house or is thinking of building one, and sophisticated children young and old.

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In the spirit of the exquisite The Conductor, this clever illustrated book will appeal to art and architecture lovers, young and old.; Follows the trend of a book as an interesting object, as well as something that can be enjoyed by both adults and children.; This is a book for artists, art lovers, museum store shoppers and sophisticated families.; This beautiful picture book bridges both the adult and the high class children's market.; The style and moral story as well as package make this title a fantastic gift, for the young, the old and the young at heart.

About the Author

Germano Zullo is a writer and poet who currently lives in Geneva. He writes for both adults and children and has written many popular children's comics and stories. Albertine has illustrated many children's books and also illustrates for many French-language daily newspapers in Switzerland. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts in Geneva.

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"In an age-old story of keeping up with the Joneses, author Germano Zullo has created a children's picture book that follows the fate of two rival neighbors as they compete to build the most extravagant house imaginable.... The zany tale is full of a sense of anticipation that will enthrall kids; meanwhile, adults can mine ideas for their own domestic renovations... Beyond an entertaining story, Sky High is a grand experiment in book design. The height of the book and facing spreads are essential to telling the story." -- Cool Hunting "The intricate black-and-white illustrations with tiny absurd captions are a delight." -- Wired.com

EAN: 9781452113920
ISBN: 1452113920
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Dimensions: 36.32 x 17.27 x 0.76 centimetres (0.38 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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