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The 13-Story Treehouse, by Andy Griffiths | Book Review

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The 13-Story Treehouse

Written by Andy Griffiths

Illustrations by Terry Denton

Age Range:  8+

Hardcover: 256 pages

ISBN: 978-1250026903

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (April 16, 2013)

What to expect: Humor, Friendship, and Adventure

Nothing but absurdity and crazy fun to find here! Andy and Terry live in an amazing thirteen-story treehouse. Just to name a few glorious features, it has a game room, bowling alley, vegetable vaporizer, a see-through swimming pool, and a machine that shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you are hungry. Andy is an author and Terry is an illustrator, and the pair write and illustrate books together, and they are behind on their deadline for their latest book. Unfortunately, or some may see it as fortunate, their lives are just way too lively and they keep getting distracted from their work by things such as a burp-filled bubblegum bubble, a bunch of monkeys, mermaids, a sea monster pretending to be a mermaid, and flying cats. How will they come up with a story in time for their deadline? The black and white comic-style illustrations play a large role in the storytelling and they are loaded with wisecracks. This is a book that will certainly unleash your creativity and you’ll most probably go on to design your own outrageous treehouse.

Andy Griffiths is an Australian author who first began by selling photocopied collections of his stories at shops and markets in Melbourne, Australia. During this time he was also sending his work to publishers. After many rejections over many years, perseverance, and writing practice, a publisher said yes. The 13-Storey Treehouse won the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year for Older Children 2012.

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About the Author

Andrew Noel “Andy” Griffiths is an Australian children’s book author and comedy writer. He is most notable for his Just! series, which was adapted into an animated television series called What’s with Andy?, and his novel The Day My Bum Went Psycho, which was also adapted into a television series.

About the Illustrator

Terry Denton is an Australian illustrator and author. He is married and has three children. He is the second youngest of five boys, he was born and grew up in Melbourne, Victoria. Denton now lives in Mornington, Victoria.

The 13-Story Treehouse, written by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton, was reviewed by Bianca Schulze. Discover more books like The 13-Story Treehouse by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with , , , and .

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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