Monday, January 25, 2016

The 13 Story Treehouse Series

The 13-Story Treehouse
The 26-Story Treehouse
The 39-Story Treehouse
Author: Andy Griffiths
Illustrator: Terry Denton

The 13-Story Treehouse

Genre: Chapter Book (Grade Level 3.8)

Summary (from Goodreads): Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-storey treehouse that has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a games room, self-making beds, vines you can swing on, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favourite flavoured marshmallows into your mouth whenever it discerns you're hungry.

Two new characters – Andy and Terry – live here, make books together, and have a series of completely nutty adventures. Because: ANYTHING can happen in a 13-storey treehouse.

This is a major new series from Andy and Terry- and it's the logical evolution of all their previous books. There are echoes of the Just stories in the Andy and Terry friendship, the breakaway stories in the Bad Book (the Adventures of Super Finger), there's the easy readability of the Cat on the Mat and the Big Fat Cow, and like all these books, the illustrations are as much a part of the story as the story itself.

Amelia's Review:  These books are about two kids who run away from home and are captured by a pirate.  When the pirate ship gets wrecked, they use the wood to build a 13-story treehouse, and then a 26-story treehouse, and then a 39-story treehouse.  The treehouse has fun things in it like a trampoline so they can fly up really high, an anti-gravity chamber, a once-upon-a-time machine, a chocolate waterfall, a baby dinosaur petting zoo and an opera house.  I like these books because they are funny.  I like all the different levels that the kids invent, and I like that they build all kinds of dangerous things!  There are lots of very nice pictures that look so real.  I think it is cool that the kids in the book are actually the author and the illustrator, and that they have a friend Jill who has a lot of animals.  I hope the next book comes out tomorrow so I can read it!  I would recommend these books to Noah because the kids are creative and like to invent things. 

Rating: 5 stars (actually 10 stars!)

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