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.
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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