13-Story Treehouse review

The 13-Story Treehouse book
A whacky story that kids will love.

The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton has been making kids explode with laughter for a decade now. The story is set in Andy and Terry’s 13-Story Treehouse. This is definitely not your average treehouse. It’s like Andy has created a machine that sucks the brainwaves out of his target audience, amplified it by 10x and exported it into book format.

Amongst the fun of living in the best tree-house in the world, Andy and Terry have to write a book for their cranky publisher Mr Big Nose. Andy is going nuts trying to get Terry, (his illustrator) to draw some pictures but Terry just keeps getting distracted by anything else including

  1. Turning the neighbours cat into a canary (or cat-nary)
  2. Creating sea-monkeys
  3. Watching the most ridiculous TV shows.

Although, Andy is getting furious with his mate, he’s not making much progress on writing the story himself. He hasn’t made it past “Once upom a time” (Yes, he hasn’t even managed to spell upon correctly.)

When the sea monkeys hatch, Andy and Terry discover there is only one and it is growing fast. Super fast! In fact, it’s not a sea-monkey after all. It’s a mermaid. At least for a while, until it reveals its true form. A sea monster!

Andy and Terry go from one outlandish disaster to the next as the publishing deadline looms. Will they find a way to create a Hail-Mary story and get it to Mr Big Nose in time?

You’ve heard of todo lists, but Terry has a hilarious TO DON’T list.

I think this story is for about 8 – 12 year olds and I think they’ll love it, especially if they love a bit of whacky humour.

If you have a child or student in this age bracket, you can grab it for them from Booktopia or your favourite book shop.

Happy Reading!

Andrew Dittmer.


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