THE 39-STOREY TREEHOUSE
By Andy Griffith, Terry Denton
Author: Andy Griffith
Illustrator: Terry Denton
Preceded by: The 26-Storey Tree House
Followed by: The 52-Storey Treehouse
Genres: Fiction, Humor, comic style-fiction
Age: For ages: 6 – 12
Type: Junior Fiction
V Reviews (nine-year-old):
The series keeps getting better and wacky. Andy and Terry have expanded the tree house; they’ve added a lot of ultra-modern and ingenious sections to their already rocking abode. There is a chocolate waterfall, a not-very-merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, a disco with a light-up dance floor, the world’s scariest roller coaster, and a volcano for toasting marshmallows. Not to mention a Once-upon-a-time machine that promises to write and illustrate their entire book. They set the device according to their specifications and indulge themselves, having fun on their jet-propelled swivel chairs instead of worrying about the deadlines from their publisher, Mr. Big Nose.
But plans go awry, and the pair are evicted from the tree house, with the machine acting high and mighty, thrashing and abusing its creators. Enter Professor Stupido, the world’s greatest UN inventor, to set things right.
What follows is silly, side-splitting, snort-your-milk-through-your-nose funny! Clever, imaginative, and yet so hilarious. A must-read for all nine-year-olds!
Of course, I gave in again. Things didn’t get any better, and my internal feelings didn’t change much. However, I now understand why he loves the series so much.
It is strangely addictive.
Hats off to Andy and Terry for creating such brilliantly absurd books that the kids can’t seem to put down.