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Aug 23 2018

The 104-storey treehouse by Andy Griffiths

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Ill. by Terry Denton. Pan Macmillan, 2018. ISBN 9781760554170
(Age: 6+) Highly recommended. Themes: Humour. Join Andy and Terry in their wonderfully wild and wacky 104-storey treehouse. Andy and Terry and friend Jill return for another wacky adventure as they add another storey to their treehouse, making it 104 storeys tall and full of fantastical inventions and creatures. The storey is introduced at the beginning of the book, with all its wonderful inventions. A money making machine is sure to appeal to all, except when Terry hits the wrong button and it turns into a honey making machine, and the drawings of the trio climbing the never ending staircase will have readers giggling. Poor Andy has a terrible toothache and the different remedies to pull the tooth suggested by Terry will resonate with young and old alike as they recall losing a tooth. There are bears, joke writing pens and Mr Big Nose who expects the latest book to be delivered on time.
As popular as the previous ones in the series, I had to wait in line to read The 104-storey treehouse, as both grandchildren and visitors to the house devoured it and had no trouble recounting the plot lines in detail. The jokes at the bottom of the page were funny, and often groan-worthy, and make a wonderful addition to a family's joke repertoire.
This is sure to be a hit at home and in classrooms, with young and old, and will be welcomed by all the creators' many fans.
Pat Pledger

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