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Friday 19 November 2021

Review: The 143-Storey Treehouse

To celebrate ten years of the Treehouse series, a special colour edition of The 13-Storey Treehouse is being released simultaneously with this, the 11th  title.

 What is new? You may well ask!

The 143-Storey Treehouse has 13 new storeys after being extended yet again! A magnifying glass will be useful to see and identify the wondrous detailed and intricate additions hidden everywhere.

A word-o-matic that knows every word in the whole world has been added. It also spits out incomprehensible words which cause queries and confusion. 

A too-hard basket, a baked-bean geyser and an Olde Worlde Historical Village as well. 

Wait! There’s more!

Joined on is a recycling depot where everything imaginable is repurposed to alleviate waste.

A wrecking ball and an astonishing camping ground are also added. The complaining room for adults and children, will be the highlight of the book. It generates much needed laughter at a time when laughs are hard to come by.

Speech balloons full of humour not air, and the usual banter between Andy and Terry, keep the pages turning.

Lots of outings go awry as usual, with all the clever justifications and blame of why they do.

How will they clean up the word spill caused by Terry’s sneaky high score letters attempting to make questionable words during their scrabble game?

The list goes on and everything that happens has an extension to it, just like the building.

When Andy and Terry decide to take a camping holiday at their new camping ground, they are accompanied then followed everywhere, by a photographer and journalist who document everything. To that, add the countless people that join them along the way.

Jill turns up on a hobyah hunt which should make a good news scoop. But hunts and fearsome visits to dark houses present other challenges. Can they come up with the right blast to make the front page of the magazine? Why not?

Adventures and misadventures keep occurring. Crazy fun and lots of unbelievable happenings fill the pages, so keep the magnifying glass close, as you may miss something! 

Title: The 143-Storey Treehouse
Author: Andy Griffiths
Illustrator: Terry Denton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, $ 14.99
Publication Date: 19 October 2021
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760786236
For ages: 6–10
Type: Junior Fiction