05 Oct If a Book Were a Song #7 ‘The 91-Storey Treehouse’ by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
If a Book Were a Song #7
THE 91-STOREY TREEHOUSE (by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton)
Australia’s favourite children’s book duo are back with a bang! Boy, am I scared to try and match a song to this book …
Andy and Terry have got themselves into a pickle. They’ve inadvertently found themselves babysitting Mr Big Nose’s grandchildren, six-year-old twins Alice and Albert, as well as their baby sibling. And it’s not long until this recipe for disasters starts causing … well, disaster!
With another thirteen levels of treehouse fun, including a sandwich submarine shop and a desert island, Andy and Terry must ensure the safety of the children – not an easy task by any means. Whether deep under sea, climbing rubbish heaps or being trapped in a spider web, there is action and laughter aplenty. Will Andy and Terry be able to look after the children? And how will they deal with the ever-growing dark force of forgetfulness?
I managed to power through this book in two sittings. It’s fast-paced and a genuine page turner. I know from interviews that Andy Griffiths takes a thoughtful and disciplined approach to his writing. This is evident in the makeup of the book – while some of the plotlines may seem random at times, they spin together cleverly at the end. Terry Denton’s fabulously detailed illustrations are sure to inspire plenty of offshoot giggles as fans pore over every page.
The treehouse phenomenon has sparked so many young readers to pick up a book. Kudos to Griffiths and Denton for exciting a young generation of readers.
IF THIS BOOK WERE A SONG …
Hilarious. Rambunctious. Whacky. Whirlwind. Action-packed.
I’ll be honest. I had to cheat a little here. I’ve gone for a clip rather than a song. The Beatles and Lego are hugely popular (in sync with Griffiths and Denton), and you’ll notice this clip includes a #submarine and #rainbows – features of the book.
The Beatles’ LEGO Yellow Submarine vs. the Sea Monster