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Andy and Terry live in the WORLD'S BEST treehouse! It's got a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory, a tank of man-eating sharks and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you're hungry! Just watch out for the sea monkeys, and the monkeys pretending to be sea monkeys, and the giant mutant mermaid sea monster . . . Oh, and, whatever you do, don't get trapped in a burp-gas-filled bubble . . . ! Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's fantastically funny The 13-Storey Treehouse is told through a combination of text and cartoon-style illustrations.

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26th August '15
Read to a child aged 10
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5 stars
My son loved the cartoon images, the great imagination and has since brought the next book in the series.
26th August '15
MicahW read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This book is about friends Andy and a Terry that live in a really cool 13storey treehouse, with cool things like a bowling alley, games room and secret lab. They invent things and write things; Andy does the writing and Terry does the pictures. I could read this book on my own without assistance. I read it pretty quickly as it was really interesting and funny, so I wanted to keep reading it. I liked there was chapters, so I could read to the end of chapter and knew where I was picking up, and each chapter was a good length. I liked at the end of the book there were fun things to do; a word search, maze, spot the difference, a quiz and jokes. The black and white illustrations helped bring the book to life. Chapter 7 the monster mermaid, maybe be scary to some readers. The pictures of the monster aren't really scary, but what is written might scare some; talks about eating people, but goes into detail; ripping limbs, crushing heads etc, so a bit gruesome. One chapter has one word all the way through, which was silly but funny. The friends get up to some crazy things, an enjoyable book
8th December '16
Rachy read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
I thought that this book was funny because of the flying cats. This book had lots of animals in it. 
20th March '18
Leonapie read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
Brought for my son who loves David Williams books so was hard to find another set. My son really enjoyed this book so twe have now ordered the set. He found it entertaining and loved how Andy and Terry were trying to write a book but kept getting disturbed by a variety of things.  Highly recommend to everyone 
3rd November '17
I read it to CaptainT aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
My son absolutely adores this whole series of books. They are hilariously funny but so imaginative and creative. I've recommended them to so many people and haven't yet found a child who doesn't love them.
This first book sets the scene with Andy and Terry - the characters and authors/illustrators - living in a treehouse with 13 storeys who are meant to be writing a book but keep getting distracted by an endless stream of hilarious madness. 
23rd January '18
I read it to TopLegomaster aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
A combination of cartoon-like illustrations and a funny story of two boys who live in a fantastical tree-house. Highly original inventions and adventures which were perfectly pitched for a 7-year old boy. Easy for free-readers to manage themselves. We are all set to find the rest of the series. 
22nd September '17
Rat-rat09 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
Having read 78 storey treehouse and lived it we requested this from the library.

My so. Loves these books and studies the illustrations which adorn every page. 
He finds the stories very funny and likes that it has the same characters (the author and illustrator!!) 

Definitely recommend this book - and we are now moving on to another in the series from the library!
26th June '17
rsa read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
My son: I like this book because of the funny pictures.One of my favourite ones was of a man on the toilet flying using balloons. It is funny how Terry will do anything not to write their book. I think it is a great book.

Mum: My son has been reading this aloud to me. Whilst there are over two hundred pages to this book, a lot of it is taken up with humorous black and white illustrations. It is quite a wacky sort of book, with an off beat sense of humour (sea monsters disguised as mermaids, catnaries (cross between a cat and a canary), self portrait of finger labelled with moose, finger prince, singing flea.... etc.) which definitely appeals to my seven year old. We bought this as part of a set from Book People. So thankfully it has been a hit so far.
19th June '17
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
I bought this book (the first in a series) on the basis of many positive reviews.  Having now read it, I know my decision is vindicated. It's funny, hugely imaginative and has LOTS of pictures.  What child would not want a treehouse with see-through swimming pool, lemonade fountain, games room, bowling alley and marshmallow machine?  Besides, this one is also home to book-making duo Andy, the writer, and Terry, the illustrator. But story-making isn't always straightforward, especially when there are gorillas to contend with.  No matter, flying cats to the rescue!  And when the story is over, there are still jokes, a spot-the-difference, a maze, wordsearch and treehouse triva to enjoy.  

Children with the latest brain-to-brain-information technology will be able to read it; others will have to ask for it at the library or a bookshop.  They will also want to visit http://www.andygriffiths.com.au/ for loads more fun and the latest from author Andy Griffiths.
22nd August '18
Ethwardo read it themselves aged 13 aged 13
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5 stars
Read by a 13 year old boy, thoroughly enjoyed.
The book is filled with black and white illustrations and is hysterical the whole way through.
The use of language is upto date with today’s society which allows my son to get a better understanding of what the book is telling the reader. 
18th January '18
Giggle read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
This is a great book! I love how there is a picture on every page because it makes you be able to imagine what is happening more. I think it's cool that the story is about the author and illustrator. some of the things that happen are really funny. The call from MR Big Nose, the mermaid, the sea monster, the banana, the bubblegum. and most importantly the catnary (yes that is a thing in the book) the story is so funny and has a lot of silly jokes. i would recommend to anyone who likes Diary of a wimpy kid and Big Nate. AGE 6 PLUS.
6th October '18
Chlo read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
I loved the storey, it made me laugh lots. I really liked the illustrations in it too
18th January '18
Bee read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
I loved this book. The illustrations were great. Terry Denton is a fabulous illustrator. Also, Andy's plot of the story is a great one.
28th January '17
Alex read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I liked this book as it was funny, adventures and most importantly troublesome.Andy and Terry were hilariously brilliant
12th October '18
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
I have bought the collection for my class after reading some great reviews on how these books motivate those who are less enthusiastic about reading. I was intrigued by the illustrations (after reading the reviews) so I thought I'd give at least the first one a read. I was initially drawn in by the illustrations - someone has clearly taken a lot of time to design the tree houses! The book is funny and engaging throughout. There are never too many words on a page so children find them very accessible. The children in my class say that they love the fact that they are reading a 'big book' with lots of pages and yet finding it accessible. 

Buy these if you want to engage your unenthusiastic readers- my class are hooked!
9th July '16
Cam05 read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
Brilliant series and if you haven't read them yet why not? Start at the beginning and work through them all. Laugh out loud funny and I love reading about all the things they have in their treehouse.
30th July '17
LukeJoe read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
I bought the set of these after reading the other Toppsta reviews. My son read this book solidly in one day. He has LOVED it, the mix of text and illustrations is ideal for this age range, I could hear him laughing away to himself whilst he was reading it, although I'm not convinced he followed the whole story, he has since read most of it again (as we were out and the next one was at home) A fabulous buy that will be read time and time again.
12th July '18
I read it to AS100 aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This book was recommended to us by our local librarian as an introduction to bigger chapter books.  We were not disappointed.  The text is split up with cartoon images and different styles of text which meant that we were able to share the reading.
The story is about Terry and Andy who live in the 13 storey treehouse and the adventures they have.  It is a very funny book that appeals to both kids and adults alike.  We have already ordered the 26 storey treehouse and 39 storey treehouse from the library.
Would highly recommend.
8th October '18
bookworm2007 read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
This book is hilarious and I couldn' put it down. It is about these two boys called Andy and Terry and they live in the world best tree house! When I had read this book I just wanted to read it again. I definitely recommend this book for all ages.
8th October '18
bookworm2007 read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
This book is hilarious and I couldn' put it down. It is about these two boys called Andy and Terry and they live in the world best tree house! When I had read this book I just wanted to read it again. I definitely recommend this book for all ages.
16th May '17
I read it to TinyPip aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This is silly and fun and a great book to encourage of love of reading in young children.  I read this to my 5 year old daughter and months later she still makes reference to a scene in the book.  She is a strong reader for her age and wanted to get the other books in the series.  She started reading more bits of them herself before devouring the 65 and 78 storey tree house books entirely by herself.  The 78 Storey Tree House she read in one sitting.  She can't wait for the 91 Storey Tree house to come out later this year.
7th September '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
At first I wasn't sure what to make of this book as I was reading it to the kids. The story seems to serve from one story to another but the kids were loving it. They loved it so much, we read it in 2 days. The illustrations are brilliant and it has such bizarre things happening in it; such a sea monkeys becoming mermaids, becoming sea monsters, also there's flying cats, giant bananas and a gorilla. I thought it was fab at the end too! Definitely recommended by my 4 and 6yr old and I'm off to buy the next one! 
23rd June '17
I read it to 3CR aged 7 to 8
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4 stars
Read to my Year 3 class (30 children, ages 7-8) who all love Diaries of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates. (This book initially reminded me of these due to the mixture of text and drawings)
They really enjoyed the quirky storyline and bizarre sense of humour running throughout.
Two said it reminded them of 'You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum ('The Truth is a lemon meringue!).

The children particularly enjoyed how the illustrations and text were given equal importance and it has already inspired some to start their own journals chronicling their daily life in more detail. The rest of the series was in our book corner for no more than a few minutes before being signed out to be shared with reading buddies, friends and family.
Three turned up with their own copy of this book the following week!

Another highlight: a Mum who had earlier despaired of finding a book that her son would love wrote in to thank me for sending the first book home as her son has now devoured the first three books!

Disclaimer: We won the first four books in the series in a giveaway by Lovereading4kids and Macmillan Kids. This in now way affects the tough judgement that all thirty children have passed on this book.
9th July '15
Read to a child aged 5
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4 stars
My daughter and i loved this book - a fulfilled adventure about two writers trying to find inspiration for their next book. The story follows them through all the mishaps on the way!! Full of fantastic, crazy illustrations throughout.
15th July '15
neave08-from-aberdeen read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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4 stars
This book is about a gigantic treehouse with two boys named Andy and Terry.  They write stories together.  Andy writes and Terry draws the pictures.  When I say 'gigantic treehouse', I mean a treehouse that has thousands of rooms1  It has a giant catapult, a games room, a kitchen, two bedrooms, a man-eating shark tank (yikes!), a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool and many more.  Andy and Terry actually LIVE in the treehouse.  I would really love to live in a treehouse like that - who wouldn't?  I thought this book was hilarious, surprising (like when a mermaid suddenly turned into a sea monster and tried to eat the boys!) and very interesting.  I read this book easily without any help and my mum has already ordered The 26-Storey Treehouse!
2nd October '18
I read it to Rory aged 11 aged 11 & to Addie aged 8 aged 8
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4 stars
We thought this book would be great for younger children who are just starting to move on from short story books to something bigger. The story was funny and simple to follow. The pictures really broke up the story but added a little something extra to the book. It only took us a couple of hours to read the whole thing as there are a lot of pictures (and a few almost blank pages due to Andy and Terry’s struggle to write their book in the story, Once UpoM a time anyone?) 
12th September '18
Imran read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
The 13-Storey Treehouse 9781447279785
3 stars
A crazy book filled with lots of out of the world illustrations 
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About Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths is Terry's best mate. He is also Australia's number one children's author! His books, including the popular Treehouse books, have been hugely successful internationally, winning awards and becoming bestsellers in the UK and the USA as well as in his homeland, Australia. The fourth Treehouse book, The 52-Storey Treehouse, More about Andy Griffiths

About Terry Denton

Michael Rosen is well-known as a poet and broadcaster, and the current Children's Laureate (2007). He has devoted his life to entertaining children with his writing and performances and to informing teachers, librarians, parents, publishers and government agencies of the imp...

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