Neighbours: love them or loathe them — either way, you have to learn to live with them. And so it is that when a family of gregarious rabbits decide to build their house beside that of a cantankerous, solitude-loving bear, life as the latter knows it changes for good (pun intended).
Anyone familiar with high-rise living will be able to relate to the residents of the noisy building in this book, each of whom has to contend with some rather strange noises travelling down from the apartment above them — never mind the fact that most of them are guilty of making a racket themselves.
Rabbit and Owl are good friends who live side by side on top of a hill. All’s well until Rabbit’s vegetable farm starts growing too tall, blocking Owl’s view of the forest. So Owl decides to make his house taller, which in turn ends up blocking the sun for Rabbit’s garden. Soon, the two are embroiled in a bitter house-building one-upmanship that is headed for disaster.