"Hey, if I get too loud or something, you can just bang on the ceiling and let me know," Marklee says to his new downstairs neighbor, Artichoke. But he never thought that someone could be so sensitive! No matter what Marklee does, from watching TV to talking on the phone, Artichoke bangs on the ceiling. And then he won't answer his door when Marklee tries to talk to him about it. "How rude!" thinks Marklee. But as holiday time approaches, Marklee decides to give him a second chance, and is surprised to discover that tall Artichoke has been bumping his head on the ceiling all along! With sweetness and a touch of suspense, Grace Lin shows how a little misunderstanding can be solved by simple communication.
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Grace Lin is the author/illustrator of Dim Sum for Everyone and Kite Flying.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-Marklee, a friendly monkey, welcomes his new downstairs neighbor, a giraffe named Artichoke, to the apartment building by telling him to bang on the ceiling if any noise is bothersome. However, Artichoke then proceeds to bang after any sound. When the monkey ventures downstairs to apologize, the giraffe doesn't answer the door (he's wearing earphones and listening to a record). Marklee grows angry at what he perceives to be rude behavior. At Christmastime, a package for Artichoke arrives at Marklee's by mistake and he throws it away out of spite. Later he regrets his action and takes it to the "old grump." The box holds "inflatable Velcro ceiling pillows," so apartment-dwelling giraffes don't bump their heads and disturb their neighbors. The two neighbors become friends after the misunderstanding is sorted out. Urban children will relate to the nuances of apartment living depicted in the simple, clear text. Lin invitingly illustrates Marklee and Artichoke, decorating their clothing and apartments in colorful designs. While the protagonist's change of heart is brought on by yuletide sentiment, this is really a story about the misinterpretations that can arise from first impressions at any time. A tale with a gentle message for sharing throughout the year.
Rachel G. Payne, New York Public Library
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