Three generations apart, Peter and his great- grandfather have opposite ideas about their brownstone house in New York City. When a man comes to buy the house, Peter is anxious for Grandpa to sell, so that they can move to a modern apartment with elevators and twenty stories. Grandpa takes Peter for a walk, and together they compare views of the city; when Peter sees something that excites him (e.g. a racing fire engine), Grandpa remembers what it was like in his childhood. The several contrasts are skillfully pictured by the artist in well designed, one color (brown) illustrations. A timely book in years when towers of glass are replacing the fine old brownstones, it will be appreciated by small city slickers who will find the scenes familiar and by young country dwellers who will find it exotic.