Book review: The 104-Storey Treehouse

19 Dec 2018 / 10:55 H.

THE writer/illustrator duo – Andy and Terry are back to entertain young readers through hilarious adventures in the latest installment of the children’s Treehouse series, The 104-Storey Treehouse.

Readers were first introduced to the characters and their distractingly-fun treehouse with The 13-Storey Treehouse, equipped with its own see-through swimming pool and giant catapult.

Together they make funny books –the former writes the words, and the latter draws the pictures.

It’s not unusual for Andy and Terry to get distracted from working on their book, especially with all the exciting new levels.

A deep-thoughts thinking room to get lost in your own musings, anyone?

Now back with 13 more storeys (the last book had 91), this eighth book features an expansion that has got a stupid hat level, a Two Dollar Shop where there’s nothing over two dollars, and a Two-Million-Dollar Shop with nothing under two million.

With “the most aching toothache in the world,” causing Andy to moan and groan, he doesn’t think he feels funny enough to finish working on their book.

The pair decides to put their only dollar coin each towards buying a Joke Writer 2000, thinking it will speed up the work process after the demanding Mr Big Nose calls to remind them about the approaching deadline.

Will Andy survive the toothy-situation and finish the book with Terry before Mr Big blows his temper again?

Chapters of the book are accentuated with uncomplicated punchy writing and witty detailed illustration that include comic strips, which makes it beautiful for reading out loud to children.

It won’t be hard to turn on the theatrics, as Andy and Terry often get into situations that are unheard of – like a bunfight with bunfighting bears — making it easy to get into story-teller mode.

The 104-Storey Treehouse certainly keeps up the creative fodder for feeding the young imagination. Just expect hilarious conversations with your child to range from never-ending staircases to flooding a treehouse with honey.

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