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 chagrin his pizza is stolen by a family of wild boars before he can reach 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.
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.