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Andy Griffiths - Author

About the Author

Andy Griffiths is a popular, bestselling kids author from Australia and is Terry's best mate. The Day My Butt Went Psycho! is his first title published in the United States. He has won rave reviews from kids and adults alike for The Day My Butt Went Psycho! and his other hilarious titles. Andy lives with his wife and two daughters in Melbourne, Australia where he divides his time between storywriting and butt-fighting.

Andy gets his wild and funny story ideas from ordinary life, he is a passionate advocate for literacy and thrives on having an audience (he's been the lead singer in a rock band). When he is not writing kids books, he is in constant demand to speak at schools (he's worked as a high school teacher) and writing workshops. His easy going manner, and his side-splitting sense of humor (he's been a stand-up comedian) all combine to make him popular with students of all ages.

Find out what inspires Andy Griffiths, his favourite books & authors, and more about the Treehouse series, in this Q&A!

Terry Denton is a bestselling and award-winning writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. He is Andy's best mate.  Among other things, he worked on the Horrible Science series for Scholastic UK. He lives by the beach with his wife and three kids.

Featured books by Andy Griffiths

The Treehouse Fun Book 2

The Treehouse Fun Book 2

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Stuff to write! Pictures to draw! Puzzles to solve! And so much more . . . Grab your Treehouse passport and jump into the crazy world of the bestselling Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. In this activity book, join Andy, Terry and Jill for an adventure like no other as they combine animals, create magical kingdoms, time-travel, solve crosswords, search for words, colour and scribble, spot the difference, find the odd one out, crack codes and so much more!So what are you waiting for? Come on up!

Other books by Andy Griffiths

Just Annoying

Just Annoying

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Is this the right book for you? Take the ANNOYING TEST and find out! 1) Do you ask 'Are we there yet?' over and over on long car trips? 2) Do you like to drive people mad by copying everything they say and do? 3) Do you hog the shower and use up all the hot water? 4) Do you enjoy asking silly questions that have no real answers? 5) Do you swing on the washing line whenever you get the chance? SCORE: One point for each yes answer. 3-5 You are a practical joking genius. You will love this book. 1-2 You are a good practical joker. You will love this book. 0 You are not a practical joker. You will love this book. Just Annoying is the second book in this hilarious series of stories about the world's most annoying practical joker - from the creators of the bestselling Treehouse series, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.

The Treehouse Joke Book

The Treehouse Joke Book

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Find the perfect silly joke in this collection from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, the creators of the internationally bestselling Treehouse series. Q: How do monkeys make toast? A: They put it under a gorilla! Q: What's grey and powdery? A: Instant elephant mix! From Bears to Birds, Penguins to Pirates, School to Space, The Treehouse Joke Book is packed full of hilarious jokes and silly one-liners that will make anyone laugh their socks off. The perfect gift for any Treehouse fan, join Andy and Terry as they find the ideal joke for any occasion!

The 13-Storey Treehouse A play for young audiences

The 13-Storey Treehouse A play for young audiences

Author: Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

Adapted from Andy Griffiths' and Terry Denton's phenomenally successful Treehouse book series, Richard Tulloch's play - The 13-Storey Treehouse - is action-packed, full of laughs...with a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of man-eating sharks and a lemonade fountain! Imagine living in a 13-storey treehouse that includes a secret underground laboratory, self-making beds, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that shoots marshmallows into your mouth? Well Andy and Terry are lucky enough to live in one, where they have a series of completely mad adventures. And today Andy and Terry manage to get their dates all mixed up. They thought that they were going to rehearse their new play, The 13-Storey Treehouse, except they forgot to write it! And to make matters worse, they need to find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla! Despite not having any of these things, they do have a box of costumes and props, some pretty awesome technology and friends to help out! Includes illustrations by Terry Denton from the book of the same name Part of the bestselling Treehouse publishing phenomenon Author has adapted original stage production to increase total number of parts - there are some fifteen individual speaking parts, with scope for an ensemble to play the stage crew and invading monkeys, as well as operating puppets

Just Kidding

Just Kidding

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Just Kidding! is the first book in a hilarious series of short stories about the world's smartest, craziest and most annoying practical joker from the creators of the bestselling Treehouse series, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Is this the right book for you? Take the JUST KIDDING TEST and find out! 1. Do you ever pretend that you are sick to get out of going to school? 2. Do you leave banana skins in the middle of busy footpaths? 3. Do you wish that every day could be April Fools' Day? SCORE: One point for each yes answer. 3. You are a practical joking genius. You will love this book. 1-2. You are a good practical joker. You will love this book. 0. You are not a practical joker. You will love this book. (Just Kidding! was originally published as Just Tricking!)

The 117-Storey Treehouse

The 117-Storey Treehouse

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2019

There are lots of laughs at every level in The 117-Storey Treehouse, the ninth book in the number one bestselling Treehouse series from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Andy and Terry have added another thirteen levels of crazy fun to their every-growing treehouse. They've got a tiny-horse level, a pyjama-party room, an Underpants Museum and Treehouse Information Centre! But Andy and Terry have found themselves running from the Story Police and the only way to escape, is through the terrifying Door of Doom! Join the adventure that inspired the World Book Day bestseller, Terry's Dumb Dot Story in this laugh-out-loud story told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. With 117 amazing levels to discover in the Treehouse series, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

The Treehouse Fun Book 3

The Treehouse Fun Book 3

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2019

There are lots of laughs at every level in this third amazing activity book in the Treehouse Fun Book series - The Treehouse Fun Book 3 has stuff to write, pictures to draw, puzzles to solve and loads more! Grab your Treehouse passport and jump into the wonderful world of the bestselling Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Join Andy, Terry and Jill for an activity adventure like no other, as they combine animals, create magical kingdoms, time travel, solve crosswords, colour, scribble, and so much more! So what are you waiting for? Come on up!

The 104-Storey Treehouse

The 104-Storey Treehouse

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

The 104-Storey Treehouse is the eighth book of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Join Andy and Terry in their now 104-storey spectacular treehouse. They've added thirteen new levels, including a never-ending staircase, a burp bank, and even a mighty fortress. But Andy and Terry are in a race against time to find a funny story for their next book - will the tooth fairy, the two-million-dollar shop or even the riddles of the deep-thoughts thinking room be able to help? Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

The Treehouse Fun Book 2

The Treehouse Fun Book 2

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2018

Stuff to write! Pictures to draw! Puzzles to solve! And so much more . . . Grab your Treehouse passport and jump into the crazy world of the bestselling Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. In this activity book, join Andy, Terry and Jill for an adventure like no other as they combine animals, create magical kingdoms, time-travel, solve crosswords, search for words, colour and scribble, spot the difference, find the odd one out, crack codes and so much more! So what are you waiting for? Come on up!

Terry's Dumb Dot Story A Treehouse Tale (World Book Day 2018)

Terry's Dumb Dot Story A Treehouse Tale (World Book Day 2018)

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Meet Andy and Terry. They make books together in the world's coolest treehouse! They've got loads of different storeys in their home in the sky: you can find a marshmallow machine, the world's most powerful whirlpool, a penguin ice-skating rink, a tank full of sharks and a human pinball machine, among many other things. But none of these help them agree on their special story for World Book Day - and it's not just Mr Big Nose keeping an eye on them now, but the story police too! Terry's Dumb Dot Story is a special World Book Day Treehouse adventure from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, told through a combination of laugh-out-loud text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

The Treehouse Fun Book

The Treehouse Fun Book

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Plunge into the crazy world of the bestselling Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton in The Treehouse Fun Book - an activity book like no other. Stuff to write! Pictures to draw! Puzzles to solve! And so much more . . . Andy, Terry and Jill have brought you all their favourite treehouse things to do: create your own treehouse levels; imagine some amazing ice-cream flavours; draw yourself with Andy, Terry and Jill; spot the difference; find your way out of the Maze of Doom and and answer treehouse trivia. So what are you waiting for? Come on up!

The 91-Storey Treehouse

The 91-Storey Treehouse

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

The 91-Storey Treehouse is the seventh book of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Join Andy and Terry in their now 91-storey spectacular treehouse. They've added thirteen new levels, including the world's most powerful whirlpool, a mashed-potato-and-gravy train and a human pinball machine. Why not try your luck on the spin-and-win prize wheel or hang out in a giant spider web (with a giant spider), or you can always get your fortune told by Madam Know-it-all or eat a submarine sandwich the size of an actual submarine while deciding whether or not to push the big red button . . . Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

The 78-Storey Treehouse

The 78-Storey Treehouse

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2016

The 78-Storey Treehouse is the sixth book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse. They've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

The 65-Storey Treehouse

The 65-Storey Treehouse

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

The 65-Storey Treehouse is the fifth book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Andy and Terry's amazing 65-Storey Treehouse now has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday (even when it's not), a room full of exploding eyeballs, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, an ant farm, a time machine and Tree-NN: a 24-hour-a-day TV news centre keeping you up to date with all the latest treehouse news, current events and gossip. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

The 52-Storey Treehouse

The 52-Storey Treehouse

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Winner of the ABIA Book of the Year Award Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has thirteen new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game (with real ladders and real snakes!), a rocket-powered carrot launcher, a Ninja Snail Training Academy and a high-tech detective agency with all the latest high-tech detective technology. Which is lucky, because they have a BIG mystery to solve - Where is Mr Big Nose??? Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up! The 52-Storey Treehouse is the fourth book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.

The 39-Storey Treehouse

The 39-Storey Treehouse

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2015

Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has thirteen new levels! They've added a chocolate waterfall you can swim in, a volcano for toasting marshmallows, a bulldozer-battling level, a baby-dinosaur-petting zoo, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, an X-ray room, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world's scariest roller coaster and a top-secret thirty-ninth level which hasn't even been finished yet! But how can they enjoy all this brilliant stuff when they have to write a book faster they've ever done before? You'll have to read it to find out! The 39-Storey Treehouse is the third book in Andy Griffith's and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.

The 26-Storey Treehouse

The 26-Storey Treehouse

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Andy and Terry have expanded their treehouse! There are now thirteen brand-new storeys, including a dodgem-car rink, a skate ramp, a mud-fighting arena, an antigravity chamber, an ice-cream parlour with seventy-eight flavours run by an ice-cream-serving robot called Edward Scooperhands, and the Maze of Doom - a maze so complicated that nobody who has gone in has ever come out again . . . well, not yet anyway . . . The 26-Storey Treehouse is the second book in Andy Griffith's and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.

The 13-Storey Treehouse

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2015

The 13-Storey Treehouse is the first book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. 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 . . . ! Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

Just Doomed!

Just Doomed!

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/09/2012

Just Macbeth!

Just Macbeth!

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/08/2012

Just Tricking!

Just Tricking!

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/07/2012

Just Stupid!

Just Stupid!

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/04/2012

Just Doomed!

Just Doomed!

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2012

Just Crazy!

Just Crazy!

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/02/2012

Just Annoying!

Just Annoying!

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/01/2012

The 13-Storey Treehouse

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/09/2011

Help! I've Swallowed a Spider

Help! I've Swallowed a Spider

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2011

Help! I've Swallowed a Spider is a collection of nine incredibly stupid stories from Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton - the creators of the smash hit The 13-Storey Treehouse. Is this the right book for you? Take this test to find out!Do you push doors marked PULL and pull doors marked PUSH? Do you automatically turn round when someone shouts 'hey stupid!'? Do you think that being able to stuff your mouth full of marshmallows is a sign of superior intelligence? Score one point for each 'yes' answer: 3: You are extremely stupid. You will love this book. 1-2: You are fairly stupid. You will love this book. 0: You think you're really smart but deep down you're as stupid as the rest of us. You will love this book.

Help! There's a Cockroach in My Underpants

Help! There's a Cockroach in My Underpants

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2011

Help! There's a Cockroach in My Underpants is a collection of ten practical joke stories from Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton - the creators of the smash hit The 13-Storey Treehouse. Is this the right book for you? Take this test to find out! Do you ever pretend that you are dead to get out of going to school? Do you leave banana skins in the middle of busy footpaths? Do you wish that every day could be April Fool's Day? Score one point for each 'yes' answer: 3: You are a practical joking genius. You will love this book. 1-2: You are a good practical joker. You will love this book. 0: you are not a practical joker. You are what practical jokers call 'a victim'. You will love this book.

Help! I'm Trapped in My Best Friend's Nose

Help! I'm Trapped in My Best Friend's Nose

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2009

Help! I'm Trapped in My Best Friend's Nose is a collection of nine completely crazy stories from Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton - the creators of the smash hit The 13-Storey Treehouse. Is this the right book for you? Take this test to find out! Do you ask, 'Are we there yet?' over and over on long car trips? Do you like to drive people mad by copying everything they say and do? Do you bounce so high on your bed that you hit your head on the ceiling? Do you ever look in the mirror and see a maniac staring back at you? Score one point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are obviously a very crazy person. You will love this book. 1-2 You are a fairly crazy person. You will love this book. 0 You don't realize how much fun being crazy can be. You will love this book.

Just Macbeth!

Just Macbeth!

Author: Andy Griffiths, Stig Wemyss Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2009

Mascot Madness!

Mascot Madness!

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2009

It's sports day for Henry McThrottle's class, and they're up against the horrendous, and apparently invincible, Northwest West Academy - how can they possibly stand any chance of winning?! But when their teacher dons a giant banana costume and starts dancing around like a lunatic, the whole school goes mascot mad! A brilliantly funny story about teamwork and self-belief from the anarchical Andy Griffiths, best-selling author of THE DAY MY BU WENT PSYCHO

The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow

The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2009

Cows in boats. Cows in suits. Big fat cows in cowboy boots! Oh no - watch out! Don't look now! This one is an EXPLODING COW. The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow is a collection of utterly wacky and irreverent rhyming poems and short stories. The cleverly simple, repetitive texts and literally explosive denouements will entice even the most reluctant child to keep on reading. Andy Griffiths hilarious text is paired with energetic line illustrations by Terry Denton - the pair behind the mega-successful The 13-Storey Treehouse. 'Udderly amazing!' - The Moos of the World

The Cat on the Mat is Flat

The Cat on the Mat is Flat

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2008

There's a rat with a bat and a very flat cat and a frog in a bog with a jet-rocket log, but the duck in the truck might just SUCK THEM ALL UP! Crash! Bang! Pow! Kersplack! This book will bring on a giggle attack! The Cat on the Mat is Flat by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton is a collection of utterly nonsensical, totally irreverent rhymes. Dr Seuss meets Revolting Rhymes - perfect for reading aloud and learning to read.

Zombie Bums From Uranus

Zombie Bums From Uranus

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2004

An alien army of killer mutant zombie bums is headed for Earth. Their mission? Total zombie-bummification of the planet. Who else could be behind a plan to stink out the entire solar system but the Great White Bum? Luckily, the dastardly derriere holds no fear for Zack. Armed with little more than a squeezy bottle of tomato sauce, Zack gets set to follow his destiny and save the world. It's dirty work, but someone's got to do it! A hilarious, comic action thriller, pun-packed and pacy!

Just Disgusting! (PB)

Just Disgusting! (PB)

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2003

A stomach-churning collection of the most disgusting stories ever. If plug-hole hair, spit drinking and slugs are your cup of tea, then these are the stories for you!

The Day My Bum Went Psycho

The Day My Bum Went Psycho

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2002

Zack's bottom has run away to join the great bum rebellion. But Zack's not taking such bare-faced cheek lying down. He joins Eleanor the Bum Hunter as she braves the Brown Forest and faces a butt-filled bumcano, determined to track down the cheeky behinds and get to the bottom of their bad behaviour. But the united bums, led by the odorous Great White Bum, get wind of their plan - and a butt battle to end all butt battles must follow! A hilarious, comic action thriller, pun-packed and pacy!

Just Annoying (pb)

Just Annoying (pb)

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2001

Is this the right book for you? Take the Annoying Test and find out Answer Yes/No 1. Do you ask, 'Are we there yet?' over and over on long car trips? 2. Do you like to drive people mad by copying everything they say and do? 3. Do you hog the shower and use up all the hot water? 4. Do you enjoy asking silly questions that have no real answers? 5. Do you swing on the clothesline whenever you get the chance? Score: One point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are obviously a very annoying person. You will love this book. 1-2 You are a fairly annoying person. You will love this book. 0 You don't realise how much fun being annoying can be. You will love this book.

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