Sky High (Hardcover)

By Germano Zullo, Albertine (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452113920, 48pp.

Publication Date: November 21, 2012

List Price: 18.95*
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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For Sky High

"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." --