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Aug 24 2017

The 91-storey treehouse by Andy Griffiths

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Ill. by Terry Denton. Macmillan Children's Books, 2017. ISBN 9781509839162
(Age: 7-10) Highly recommended. Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton have done it again with another book which is sure to enchant young readers everywhere. The 91-storey treehouse is the seventh book in their weird and wonderful treehouse adventures and they have added another thirteen new levels, including the world's most powerful whirlpool, a mashed-potato-and-gravy train and a human pinball machine. Madam Know-it-all is there to tell the fortune of anyone who asks her a question and when Andy and Terry are asked to babysit their publisher's three children, they are all off to the land of Banarnia after going through a wardrobe in a dump. Of course Andy and Terry are not the best of babysitters and they all have some amazing adventures, including flying down a cliff and being stuck in a giant spider web. Not to mention that both Andy and Terry lose their knowledge and have to have their minds retrained. At the same time the big red button waits - will it be pushed or not and what will be the result if it is pushed?
Readers will need no introduction to this fabulous series which is hilarious. The illustrations are fabulous and children will spend hours looking at them and laughing. I particularly loved the alphabet that the children used to teach Andy and Terry how to read and the number book was just as engaging.
The imaginations of Andy and Terry are wonderful and will stimulate children to come up with their own weird and wacky storeys to add to their own treehouses. Both text and illustrations will appeal to people of all ages. Now wonder this series tops the best seller list when a new book appears.
Pat Pledger

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