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

The Treehouse Fun Book 2

The Treehouse Fun Book 2

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

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!

The Psychology of Criminal Investigation From Theory to Practice

The Psychology of Criminal Investigation From Theory to Practice

Author: Andy Griffiths Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2018

The contribution of psychological research to the prevention of miscarriages of justice and the development of effective investigative techniques is now established to a point where law enforcement agencies in numerous countries either employ psychologists as part of their staff, or work in cooperation with academic institutions. The application of psychology to investigation is particularly effective when academics and practitioners work together. This book brings together leading experts to discuss the application of psychology to criminal investigation. This book offers an overview of models of investigation from a psychological and practical view point, covering topics such as investigative decision making, the presentation of evidence, witness testimony, the detection of deception, interviewing suspects and evidence-based police training. It is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners engaged with police practice, investigation and forensic psychology.

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!

The Treehouse Fun Book

The Treehouse Fun Book

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

Stuff to write! Pictures to draw! Puzzles to solve! And so much more . . . Plunge into the crazy world of the bestselling Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton in an activity book like no other. 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!

Outstanding Teaching, Teaching Backwards

Outstanding Teaching, Teaching Backwards

Author: Andy Griffiths, Mark Burns Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2014

In an era when schools and teachers often seem to operate at one hundred miles an hour, Teaching Backwards offers a more reflective and measured approach to teaching and learning. Where many teachers focus on delivering content in a linear fashion, those who teach backwards start with the end in mind. This means that they know in advance what levels of knowledge, attitude, skills and habits they expect their learners to achieve, they define and demystify ambitious goals, and they establish their students' starting points before they start to plan and teach. Teaching Backwards ensures that learners consistently make great progress over time, and offers a practical, hands-on manual for teachers to further develop their attitudes, skills and habits of excellence both for themselves and for their learners. This book is the follow-up to the best-selling Outstanding Teaching: Engaging Learners. It is based on the analysis of thousands of hours of primary and secondary lessons, part of Osiris Education's Outstanding Teaching Intervention programme over the last seven years.

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.

Help! I'm Being Chased by a Giant Slug

Help! I'm Being Chased by a Giant Slug

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

Help! I'm Being Chased by a Giant Slug is a collection of nine disgusting 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 like to ring up people you know and pretend to be someone else? Do you like stories about dead flies, giant slugs and mysterious brown blobs? Score one point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are obviously a very disgusting person. You will love this book 1-2 You are a fairly disgusting person. You will love this book. 0 You don't realize how much fun being disgusting can be. You will love this book.

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

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