Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's fantastically funny Treehouse series is told through a combination of text and cartoon-style illustrations. Starting at 13 storeys, the wacky treehouse now stands at 143 storeys high with as many adventures to enjoy. Find out more about this popular series in this special section; surreal, kid-pleasing comic adventures set in an ever-growing treehouse!
The Treehouse series is the creation of best mates Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Andy is Australia's number one children's author and a passionate advocate for literacy. Terry is also a best-selling author/illustrator working on a range of titles including the Horrible Science series. They both live in Melbourne, Australia.
Andy told us a little about the Treehouse series and what inspired him to create it? "I’ve been lucky enough to work with Terry, the illustrator, for twenty years now and together we love entertaining each other and seeing just how far we can push our humour. The treehouse series grew out of this process of constant experimentation and play. And, I guess, my love of Enid Blyton’s ‘Faraway Tree’ books were probably responsible for the idea of a magical tree filled with unpredictable things and people."
Our Reader Reviewers love this series, here's what a few thought!
Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 11 - 'This series is one of my all-time favourites. Two boys, a treehouse and lots of cool things to do to occupy their time.
Evie Aconley, age 10 - 'This book was interesting and funny and for those who like adventure. I would recommend this book to boys and girls of all ages.'
Lucy Collings, age 7 - 'An adventure story set in the most amazing treehouse you have ever dreamt about. It has a bowling alley, a man-eating shark tank and a lemonade fountain. I wish I lived there too!'
Daniel Bisland, age 9 - 'I recommend it to 8+. I give it 5*****. I really found it funny and liked the illustrations.'
Meet the Treehouse characters!
Andy and Terry’s Treehouse is filled with lots of fun friends – here’s an introduction to just some of the characters you can meet!
Andy: Andy lives in a treehouse with his best friend Terry. Andy likes writing and telling stories. He also likes double-scoops of chocolate ice cream.
Terry: Terry lives with his best friend Andy in the 13-Storey Treehouse. He likes drawing and his favourite television show is Barky the Barking Dog.
Jill: Jill is good friends with Andy and Terry. She likes animals, solving problems and doing puzzles.
Mr Big Nose: Mr Big Nose is Andy and Terry’s publisher. He lives in the city and can get very angry! The angrier he is, the bigger his nose gets.
Silky: Silky is a catnary. She likes Jill the best, as well as cat food, cuddles and TV.
Books in the Treehouse Series:
1. The 13-Storey Treehouse
2. The 26-Storey Treehouse