The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton
Published by Pan McMillan Australia
Fans of the inimitable Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton will not be disappointed by their latest collaboration, The 13-Storey Treehouse. For the uninitiated, though, beware that from the moment you open The 13-Storey Treehouse, you will find yourself inside Andy and Terry’s surreal world where a flying cat, a monster mermaid, a big bubble, a super finger, monkeys and a gorilla drop in and out of an unpredictable story that moves along at the speed of light and is set in the most amazing, high rise tree house it is possible to imagine. The only things guaranteed to slow you down in The 13-Storey Tree House are the gobsmacking illustrations and they will both amuse and amaze you.
The 13-Storey Treehouse is recommended for readers from 9-12 years, including those who are ready to transition from short chapter books to easy reading junior novels, and all readers looking for great fun – even triskadekaphobics.
Triskadekaphobia is a fear of the number 13. Because the number 13 is considered by some to be unlucky, many high rise buildings, such as hotels, skip the number 13 and go straight to 14 when numbering their floors (traveltips.usatoday.com/isnt-there-13th-floor-hotels).
Not only does Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s tree house have 13 floors, their story also has 13 chapters and that is because they know the success of The 13-Storey Treehouse will have nothing to do with luck and everything to with their unique style and madcap talent.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Andy Griffiths
Illustration: Terry Denton
Title: The 13-Storey Treehouse
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Published: September 2011