The 169-Storey Treehouse: Monkeys, Mirrors, Mayhem! (The Treehouse Series, 13)

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The 169-Storey Treehouse: Monkeys, Mirrors, Mayhem! (The Treehouse Series, 13)

The 169-Storey Treehouse: Monkeys, Mirrors, Mayhem! (The Treehouse Series, 13)

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One of his earliest memories is reading Der Struwwelpeter, a collection of brutal German morality tales. In one, a girl is burned alive after playing with matches; in another, a boy starves to death after refusing to eat his dinner. It is horrifying – and Griffiths loved it. “I never recovered from that combination of horror and humour – it’s what I’m trying to do with my readers all the time.” I’ve never wanted to get to the point where the reader says, he’s phoning it in. That’s my biggest fear,” he says. “It was getting difficult to write a plot that didn’t repeat some other aspect of what we’d already done.” Oh! And Andy and Terry need to get home to finish writing and drawing this book! I loved how they then take us to producing this book within a book, and then a bit of a wistful good bye.😭

This series is engaging, age-appropriate, and so outrageously fun it has spawned so many books like it. I highly recommend if you have young readers just starting to read, but it’s also a good comfort read for more confident readers. This fantastic series finale really showcases Griffiths and Denton at their finest. Griffiths’ text is hilarious, Denton’s illustrations are exuberant, and the whole storyline is wonderfully, characteristically unhinged.The 13-Storey Treehouse is a 2011 book [1] written by author Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton, [2] and a stage play based on the book. [3] The story follows Andy and Terry, who are living in a 13-storey treehouse, struggling to finish their book on time among many distractions and their friend Jill, who lives in a house full of animals and often visits them. According to the book, the 13-storey treehouse has "a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of man-eating sharks, a secret underground laboratory, a vegetable vaporizer and a marshmallow machine that shoots marshmallows into your mouths when it sees that you are hungry".

Andy wakes up one morning, and on his way to getting breakfast, he meets Terry, painting a white cat yellow to turn it into a canary, or a "catnary". After being dropped from the treehouse, the cat grows wings and flies away. Andy and Terry are then greeted by their animal-loving friend Jill, who wants to find her pet cat, Silky. It turns out that the cat Terry painted was that exact cat. Andy and Terry try to remain innocent when Jill questions them. Right after Jill leaves, Andy and Terry receive a call via a 3D video phone by their publisher, Mr Big Nose, who is upset that the duo is behind schedule. The 13-Storey Treehouse won the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year for Older Children 2012 [4] [5] and the 2012 COOL Award for Fiction for Older Readers. [6] Plot [ edit ] They have to employ their 🥔 potato-powered translator to transmit a message to all treehouse residents and aliens alike, to come help Terry push! Push the door close! And given his young fans often need their books read to them, in a way he is writing for adults too. “Writing a book that a kid can’t read makes almost no sense to me. If I can entertain everyone – well, that’s the best of all worlds.”

There are lots of laughs at every level in The 169-Storey Treehouse, from the worldwide bestselling Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.

When Andy and Terry began to write their book, a giant gorilla started shaking the tree yelling, “BANANA!” Then a chauffer arrives, informing Terry has won the Barky the Barking Dog drawing competition and gets to meet Barky. But squished by the giant gorilla.As the duo loses hope. 13 flying cats, lead by Silky, began fighting the gorilla. Which was successful. The canaries then lift the gorilla away. Blake, Jason (September 23, 2013). "Andy Griffith's 13-Story Treehouse goes to the edge of the ridiculous". Sydney Morning Herald . Retrieved 12 July 2014. Andy and Terry have built their biggest and most astonishing treehouse yet! It has everything they – and you – could wish for, including an electric pony stable, a Santa Land, a NOISY level, a kangaroo-riding range, a WHATEVER-WEATHER-YOU-WANT dome, a 100% edible gingerbread house and a hall of funhouse mirrors. But Anti-Andy, Terrible-Terry and Junkyard-Jill, their doppelgangers, are trapped in one of the mirrors – and they want out. But wait! Anti-Andy, Terrible Terry and Junkyard Jill from the doppelgänger mirror are up to no good!

The Treehouse book series in order

Sign up for the fun stuff with our rundown of must-reads, pop culture and tips for the weekend, every Saturday morning The book has spawned a series of sequels, each of them adding 13 stories to the treehouse and other humour fiction:

The book starts with a whip-around tour of their biggest, most impressive treehouse yet. But it’s not long until things start to go awry, and Andy, Terry and Jill must use all their creativity, teamwork and problem-solving skills to set things right… Winners of the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) 2012 Announced". Readings . Retrieved 12 July 2014. Initially, I wondered if I would get ever ‘serious’, but I’m incapable of it,” he sighs, smiling. “I wanted to be a serious writer and yet I can only write nonsense – but jeez, everyone seems to like it!” Griffiths and Denton are assembling a guide to all 169 levels of the Treehouse and after that, “something is suggesting itself to me”, he says cryptically. Has he ever considered writing for adults? Will he now? And this 13th book is the LAST ONE in the series, which is why I just had to acquire this swansong title.At the start of the second paragraph, Mr Big Nose will call Andy and Terry to tell them the deadline of their next book as pointed out in The 39-storey Treehouse.

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