Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Review: The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Released: January 29th, 2015
Andy and Terry live in the WORLD'S BEST treehouse! It's got a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory, a tank of man-eating sharks and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you're hungry! Just watch out for the sea monkeys, and the monkeys pretending to be sea monkeys, and the giant mutant mermaid sea monster . . . Oh, and, whatever you do, don't get trapped in a burp-gas-filled bubble . . . !
The 13-Storey Treehouse is a really fun children's book with an equal amount of text and brilliant illustrations. It's already been a huge hit in Australia and is finally being published here in the UK, much to the delight of many younger readers, I'm sure!
Andy and Terry live in a thirteen-storey treehouse that's home to man-eating sharks, giant catapults, sea monkeys and mermaids to name but a few. This book follows their adventures as they try to write a book of their own, while living with all the unusual goings on in their treehouse. I'm not sure I could have coped if I were them!
This book is told through both text and cartoon illustrations, which I think is my favourite way to tell a middle grade story. There's something about illustrations that really brings a story to life, and that's exactly the case here. Not only do we get to read about Andy and Terry's crazy lives, but we also get to see it in great detail. It makes the reading experience so much more fun!
The 13-Storey Treehouse is a mad little book that 7+ readers will love. It's not quite as funny as I thought it would be but the imagination and illustrations more than make up for that. I'm glad this series has finally come to the UK and I look forward to reading more about the most amazing treehouse in the world - here's hoping the next instalment will be just as bonkers as this one!