The 52nd Storey TreeHouse
With its slapstick humour, brilliant absurdities and some bonus puzzles to solve at the back of the book, The 13-Storey Treehouse is the best ‘tall story’ you’ll read this year! — Lancashire Evening Post on 13-Storey TreehouseLongtime collaborators Griffiths and Denton (Killer Koalas from Outer Space) get metafictional in their
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With its slapstick humour, brilliant absurdities and some bonus puzzles to solve at the back of the book, The 13-Storey Treehouse is the best ‘tall story’ you’ll read this year! — Lancashire Evening Post on 13-Storey TreehouseLongtime collaborators Griffiths and Denton (Killer Koalas from Outer Space) get metafictional in their latest book (first published in Australia), and the result is anarchic absurdity at its best… Denton’s manic cartooning captures every twist and turn in hilarious detail, as babies are pelted with garbage, yapping dogs squashed, and monkeys catapulted into the distance. — Publishers Weekly, on 13-Storey TreehouseFull of crazy, funny pictures, which will make you laugh . . . Extremely enjoyable, very funny and easy to read! — SophieStarlight, Guardian.comPacked with cartoons and craziness, Sunday ExpressThis book is about friends Andy and a Terry that live in a really cool 13-storey treehouse, with cool things like a bowling alley, games room and secret lab. They invent things and write things; Andy does the writing and Terry does the pictures. I could read this book on my own without assistance. I read it pretty quickly as it was really interesting and funny, so I wanted to keep reading it. I liked there was chapters, so I could read to the end of the chapter and knew where I was picking up, and each chapter was a good length. I liked at the end of the book there were fun things to do; a word search, maze, spot the difference, a quiz and jokes. The black and white illustrations helped bring the book to life. Chapter 7 the monster mermaid, maybe be scary to some readers. The pictures of the monster aren’t really scary, but what is written might scare some; talks about eating people, but goes into detail; ripping limbs, crushing heads etc, so a bit gruesome. One chapter has one word all the way through, which was silly but funny. The friends get up to some crazy things, an enjoyable book. — Toppsta Reviewer, on 13-Storey TreehouseEspecially good for reluctant readers as it is heavily illustrated and VERY funny . . . This really is the coolest treehouse ever!, Angels & UrchinsMy son absolutely adores this whole series of books. They are hilariously funny but so imaginative and creative. I’ve recommended them to so many people and haven’t yet found a child who doesn’t love them. This first book sets the scene with Andy and Terry – the characters and authors/illustrators – living in a treehouse with 13 stories who are meant to be writing a book but keep getting distracted by an endless stream of hilarious madness., Toppsta ReviewerI bought this book (the first in a series) on the basis of many positive reviews. Having now read it, I know my decision is vindicated. It’s funny, hugely imaginative and has LOTS of pictures. What child would not want a treehouse with see-through swimming pool, lemonade fountain, games room, bowling alley and marshmallow machine? Besides, this one is also home to book-making duo Andy, the writer, and Terry, the illustrator. But story-making isn’t always straightforward, especially when there are gorillas to contend with. No matter, flying cats to the rescue! And when the story is over, there are still jokes, a spot-the-difference, a maze, wordsearch and treehouse triva to enjoy. Children with the latest brain-to-brain-information technology will be able to read it; others will have to ask for it at the library or a bookshop. They will also want to visit http://www.andygriffiths.com.au/ for loads more fun and the latest from author Andy Griffiths. — Toppsta Reviewer, on 13-Storey TreehouseBrilliant series and if you haven’t read them yet why not? Start at the beginning and work through them all. Laugh out loud funny and I love reading about all the things they have in their treehouse., Toppsta ReviewerI bought the set of these after reading the other Toppsta reviews. My son read this book solidly in one day. He has LOVED it, the mix of text and illustrations is ideal for this age range, I could hear him laughing away to himself whilst he was reading it, although I’m not convinced he followed the whole story, he has since read most of it again (as we were out and the next one was at home) A fabulous buy that will be read time and time again., Toppsta Reviewer
About the Author
Andy Griffiths is an internationally successful, award-winning children’s author. His books have been bestsellers in his homeland Australia, the USA and the UK. He is the co-creator of the bestselling, award-winning Treehouse series with illustrator Terry Denton, which has been published in over thirty countries. Andy thrives on having an audience: he has worked as a high school teacher; been the lead singer in a rock band and a stand-up comedian. He has two daughters and lives in Melbourne, Australia.The first book in the Treehouse series, 13-Storey Treehouse, won the Sainsburys Children’s Book Award in 2015, the Lancashire Fantastic Book Award in 2016, as well as the 2016 Coventry Inspiration Award, and the fourth Treehouse book, The 52-Storey Treehouse, won the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year prize – the first children’s book to ever do so.Terry Denton is a bestselling and award-winning writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, where he lives by the beach with his wife and three kids. He has won more than fifteen children’s choice awards throughout Australia and is the co-creator of the bestselling Treehouse series with author Andy Griffiths, which has been published in over thirty countries. As well as being an illustrator, Terry is a fine artist and has held several exhibitions around inner Melbourne.The first book in the Treehouse series, 13-Storey Treehouse, won the Sainsburys Children’s Book Award in 2015, the Lancashire Fantastic Book Award in 2016, as well as the 2016 Coventry Inspiration Award, and the fourth Treehouse book, The 52-Storey Treehouse, won the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year prize – the first children’s book to ever do so.