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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 91 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 of books by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton reliably provides kids with some of the most inventive, entertaining and deliciously daft reading around, and this new activity book takes the fun on to a different level. Across 150 joke-filled colourful pages are a series of Treehouse related games, puzzles and activities. The best are those which ask readers to imitate Andy and Terry and, for example, to make up their own mixed-up animals, create a fun food level for the Treehouse or draw an explosion (explosions are one of the boys’ specialities). 100% entertaining and a good incentive to all readers to create their own chaotic fun in a book. ~ Andrea Reece
In a nutshell: a fabulous story for every storey Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton return with another surreal, inventive and comic tale about their adventures in their ever-expanding treehouse which, for anyone who doesn’t know, encompasses everything from a human pinball machine to a chocolate waterfall. Left in charge of their publisher Mr Big Nose’s grand-children, the duo are soon whirled into adventure and literally: saving the Big Nose littlies from the treehouse’s giant whirlpool, they are sucked 20 000 leagues under the sea. Fortunately, Andy has his submarine sandwich with him, which not only looks like a submarine, it functions like one too. It’s no wonder that these books are so enormously popular with children; they’re full of inspired silliness, humour that draws on kids’ wildest dreams, and the gap between the child and the adult worldview. 91 storeys of fun! ~ Andrea Reece For more irresistible, funny, highly illustrated reads for the under tens, try the Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon; Jim Smith’s Barry Loser books; the Timmy Failure series by Stephan Pastis; and Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series.
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!
In a nutshell: surreal, kid-pleasing comic adventures set in an ever-growing treehouse | Andy and Terry’s treehouse keeps growing, to the delight of its army of devoted readers. It’s now 78 storeys high (new additions include an ALL-BALL sports stadium where you can play every ball sport in the world at the same time), and it’s about to be the subject of a movie. In fact the making of the movie is the subject of the story, and as you might expect things don’t run smoothly - Andy is upset when his role is given not to him but to Mel Gibbon, a gibbon! Oscars should go to both Andy and Terry for creating another tour de force of wacky invention and non-stop action, a mix of verbal and visual jokes that will once again have their readers rolling in the aisles. For more irresistible, funny, highly illustrated reads for the under tens, try the Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon; Jim Smith’s Barry Loser books; the Timmy Failure series by Stephan Pastis; and Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series. ~ Andrea Reece
In a Nutshell: Mind-boggling adventures – ants - craziness Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are experts in the crazy, surreal humour that kids love and there seems to be no limit to their invention. For those that don’t know, the books star Andy and Terry themselves and their amazing fun-filled, multi-storey treehouse. In this episode after adding a lollipop shop, quicksand pit and balloon orchestra to the treehouse, they realise Terry forgot to apply for a building permit, and now an inspector is on his way. There’s only one solution: invent a time machine and go back in time for the permit. Unfortunately, they go back 650 million years instead of six and a half, and accidentally take the inspector too. Nutty cartoon strip style comic adventures and unbeatable fun. ~ Andrea Reece For more irresistible, funny, highly illustrated reads for the under tens, try the Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon; Jim Smith’s Barry Loser books; the Timmy Failure series by Stephan Pastis; and Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series.
For absurd, anarchic, keep-them-reading comedy adventures, kids can’t do better than climb into Andy and Terry’s world. If you haven’t discovered this series, it stars Andy and Terry and their amazing custom-built treehouse, any child’s dream (adult-free) adventure-playground. Whatever they fancy, they build so the treehouse includes a watermelon smashing machine, a life size snakes and ladders game with real snakes and real ladders, even a Ninja Snail Training Academy. Andy and Terry are the real Andy and Terry, constantly harassed by their publisher Mr Big Nose to deliver their next book. In this adventure, he’s been kidnapped so the authors set off to rescue him. The story is wonderfully nutty and inventive, Denton’s cartoons adding to the craziness, and hugely entertaining. Adults – there’s a very good hungry caterpillar joke too on page 208. For more irresistible, funny, highly illustrated reads for the under tens, try the Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon; Jim Smith’s Barry Loser books; the Timmy Failure series by Stephan Pastis; and Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series. ~ Andrea Reece
Laugh-out-loud wacky adventures in the world's MOST AWESOME treehouse story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. It is the third instalment in an hilarious and highly illustrated Treehouse series will appeal to fans of Captain Underpants and Barry Loser.
One of our Books of the Year 2015 The World’s Best Treehouse just got BETTER! Crazy, inventive, imaginative and mischievous Aussie writing duo, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton tickled many a kid with their hilarious creation of The 13-Storey Tree House, where anything is possible. Terry and Andy have so much fun in their ideal treehouse, they never get any work done. Well now they're doomed, because they’ve just added 13 more storeys. Get your climbing shoes on and come on up to The 26-Storey Treehouse! Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Brilliant World of Tom Gates and Barry Loser. Packed with hilarious cartoons and zany text, this book will leave readers in stitches and begging for more.
Best-selling Australian author/ illustrator Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton have created a fantastical treehouse which will tickle the imagination of all readers. It’s a house with everything – and if there is something it lacks, it can easily be created! The guys are full of crazy and inventive ideas some of which have very unexpected and disastrous results. When Andy and Terry aren’t having fun in their tree house doing terrible things like turning their neighbour’s cat into a canary they are meant to be writing a book! The jokes about the book being created within a book are good. ~ Julia Eccleshare
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."
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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 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 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 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 is a catnary. She likes Jill the best, as well as cat food, cuddles and TV.
For more Treehouse fun and activities visit www.andygriffiths.com.au
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