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Thursday 15 April 2021

Review: The Treehouse Joke Book 2

How do you talk about a joke book except to say it’s full of fun and entertainment? A chapter book that it is composed of a series of questions, answers, and humorous anecdotes so clever and imaginative, that simply considering how words can be used to create laughter, inspires awe.

Having collaborated on more than 33 best sellers, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton fit together in perfect harmony. In this second book of jokes, they delve into deep thinking, (results can be scary) doctors, ghosts, waiters, birthdays and pirates, amongst the inexhaustible amount of material they have produced and packed into one volume.

Q. Did you hear about the person who fell into an upholstery machine?
A. It’s OK. They’re fully recovered. (I took a break here to contain my laughter!)

Pages filled with red writing and illustrations initiate uncontrollable amounts of belly laughs. Frequent longer tales, like short, short stories, are built on skilled and perfected humour stretched out to extract maximum laughs.

The Treehouse Joke Book 2 is filled with content that will be shared in the schoolroom, schoolyard, backyard, bedroom, at the kitchen table, and anywhere else where more than one gather together.

Q. Did you hear about the claustrophobic astronaut?
A. They just needed a little space.
This one is presented in one of the many fabulous double spreads, with the usual, unusual and intricate illustrations that get their own laughs independent of the text.

I loved this collection, although I am far from being a child. The book lifted my spirits, fixed my face in a smile and kept me laughing and amazed, at how imaginative these two impressive creators continue to be.

This book is for your own pleasure or to give to someone of any age. But don’t pass up the opportunity of obtaining the endless spontaneous happiness and joy found within the covers.

Title: The Treehouse Joke Book 2
Author: Andy Griffiths
Illustrator: Terry Denton
Publisher: Macmillan, $ 14.99
Publication Date: 30 March 2021
ISBN: 9781760980511
For ages: 7+
Type: Junior Fiction