The Tree House and other Stories
Andy writes the words and Terry draws the pictures Packed with crazy cartoons, revolting rhymes, putrid poems, dumb drawings, bad riddles, bad jokes, cautionary tales and bad characters doing bad things, the Bad Books will catapult you into a topsy-turvy world in which everything good is bad and everything bad is VERY bad! Two joyously silly books propelled by kid-pleasing, tongue-tripping verse and edgy, stick-figure-filled illustrations. Ideal for beginning or reluctant readers, but will delight readers of all ages and abilities.
A set of four novels chronicling the amazing goings on at Northwest Southeast Central School. Sure to appeal to both confident and emerging readers of all ages, they are also ideal for both parents and classroom teachers to read aloud. The epic BUM trilogy tells the story of Zack Freeman, his crazy runaway bum, a crack bum-fighting unit called the B-team and some of the biggest, ugliest and meanest bums ever to roam the face of the Earth. Great for fans, teachers, students and aspiring writers.
A collection of stories written by children from remote indigenous communities in Australia. Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton work in a sort of symmetry. The writing harmonizes the illustrations and vice versa. This is hard to achieve, but this working duo pull it off. Often it was the illustrations that made me laugh, so if you look carefully, you will find many small surprises on each page. I also loved the personality of neighbour Jill and who can forget the formidable Mr Big Nose!
They all bounce off each other so well. Be prepared to be faced with a range of slapstick scenarios and way out adventures as soon as you open this book. Climbing each storey of the treehouse guarantees a world inhabited by marshmallow popping machines, giant bananas, monkeys, sea monsters, mermaids and my personal favourite, catenaries!
As an adult reader of this year old chapter novel, I found it refreshing to sit back and enjoy the relentless roller coaster of fun presented by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. On a final note, I loved following the process of writing a book for publication, thanks to the amusing exploits of Andy and Terry. Aug 08, Carmen rated it it was ok Shelves: The cover and title of this book are so promising, but the story was quite a disappointment. Two guys live in a really cool treehouse and have some really cool things, but after the "tour" in the first few pages, it's pretty much a book about two guys who are supposed to be writing a book, which ends up being the book we are now reading.
A bit too meta for the audience, but not even in an interesting way. Predictable, simplistic, and read like a slacker's attempt at an essay for school that was The cover and title of this book are so promising, but the story was quite a disappointment. Predictable, simplistic, and read like a slacker's attempt at an essay for school that was put off until the last minute.
Some are very detailed and fun to look at, though after awhile I realized that very little in the drawings was not also stated in the words. The book was also repetitive in other ways, apparently in an attempt to be humorous Entire scenes and even pages were reproduced, sometimes in deliberate ways and sometimes in that way that happens when you forget to edit your work.
All in all, I'm going to have difficulty recommending this to the students I thought would enjoy it based on the cover illustration and title. It just wasn't all that fun. View all 5 comments. Dec 21, Lorin rated it really liked it. Whilst I thought some parts of the story were over his head and some of the language not appropriate, we really enjoyed it and loved all the twists and turns in the day of a life of Andy and Terry living in a 13 Storey Treehouse.
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We loved how the cat got painted yellow and turned into a canary and flew away and also how the sea monkeys which weren't sea monkeys turn into a mermaidia and then into a sea monster. Thanks to Netgalley for the free copy. Apr 12, Miss Dickson rated it liked it. This book was awesome. I really loved how the two main characters, Andy and Terry, are so different but seem to get along so well.
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They really do cause alot of trouble and some how seem to get out of it!! I cannot wait to read the others in the series. View all 3 comments. Feb 22, Rebecca Altmann rated it it was amazing Shelves: Review by Jack, age 6. It was awesome because it had man-eating sharks and a shark nearly ate Terry. Terry accidently threw Andy's head in the bowling alley. After they ate too many marshmallows they drank too much lemonade from the lemonade fountain. Their treehouse is awesome because it looked small from the outside but is big on the inside. There was a gorilla and a yellow canary cat with a whole army of yellow canary cats who saved Andy and Terry Review by Jack, age 6.
There was a gorilla and a yellow canary cat with a whole army of yellow canary cats who saved Andy and Terry. They took away the gorilla to a dinosaur island. Terry painted a cat yellow like a yellow canary. The pictures are really, really, really cool. Boys and girls should read this book because it is very interesting and very, very cool and awesome. Review by Mum, age none-of-your-business Anything combining the joint talents of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton is going to be superb.
Andy's writing is a pleasure to read aloud with a deceptively simple style that is never condescending, extremely visual and uses a vocabulary that doesn't require stopping frequently to explain words or phrases. Terry's illustrations complement and enhance the text perfectly, and are chock full of unexpected details. My favourite part of the book was the illustrations of the pages - pages within pages - especially the one that has a page within a page within a page We had made a movie like this several days before reading this book, so it was of particular interest to both of us.
To get the most out of this book find a kid aged between 5 and 10, share it aloud and be prepared to giggle.
We are off to find the next book in the series. May 10, Peyton rated it it was amazing. The story 'The 13 -Storey Treehouse' is an absoultely fabulous book for all ages. Join Andy and Terry as they join their adventures in their Treehouse. Their are cases of a flying cat, a missing cat, the big red nose, the drawing competition, the monster mermaid, the big bubble, the adventures of Superfinger and plenty more.
Very humorous with plenty of fun cartoons. Wouldn't you love to join Andy and Terry in a Storey Treehouse. Anything can happenin the treehouse. Drinking from a lemonade fo The story 'The 13 -Storey Treehouse' is an absoultely fabulous book for all ages. Drinking from a lemonade fountain to a machine automatically shooting marshmallows whenever your hungry. Wouldn't you love to be in that treehouse? This book is also a series of crazy and humorus.
Compared to the other series of the 'Just' this book is more action-packed with absurd obstacles in their way to having fun. Come on and take this book filled with action, adventure and humor. Recommended for ages 7 and above. Series not needed to be read in order. Andy and Terry live in the most awesome tree house you ever saw. First of all it has 13 stories complete with a bowling alley, shark tank, lemonade fountain, game room and a see through swimming pool.
Andy writes the words and Terry illustrates the pictures!
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Jun 01, Hwee Goh rated it really liked it Shelves: This book happened around the time I gave up stuffing The Secret Seven down my son's throat. I mean, I read them, why wouldn't he? It dawned on me that I had a Reluctant Reader on my hands. So imagine my amazement when he not only took it to bed with him, he asked for The Storey Treehouse over and over again! I resisted the Wimpy Kid Wave because I picked it up once, and found it rather rude and disrespectful to adults.
This book is actually in the same genre but it had my sister and I in stit This book happened around the time I gave up stuffing The Secret Seven down my son's throat. This book is actually in the same genre but it had my sister and I in stitches! It's not very deep, it has that kind of off-the-wall humour that young boys love. Recommended for boys and girls and adults looking for a good laugh. Aug 21, Vivian rated it did not like it.
Underpants in the penthouse and then take the elevator down to the basement and you will find Andy and Terry in their swanky treehouse. Mar 24, Katherine rated it really liked it Shelves: I don't think it is as good as The 26 Storey Treehouse. I think this is because that book had an overall story linking the smaller stories together, whereas this one did not so much. Made me laugh aloud at a certain reference to Crocodile Dundee: Feb 21, Dee-Ann rated it it was amazing Shelves: My boys would hang out for each new chapter at night. Funny and often my boys would ask 'is this book really for kids?
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Now we are looking for another one in the series that we have not read. Dec 20, Bennett rated it liked it. I think I agree with Kaiser on that rating. A child and a adult dream treehouse!! Can you imagine a lemonade fountain, a marshmallow machine and a vegetable vaporizer. Now as a mother I don't approve of a vegetable vaporizer. Andy and Terry are really good friends who have a deadline to meet for Mr.
The book was due last Friday and he angry!!
The thing is Andy is having a hard time getting Terry to sit still and focus on the illustration part. So many things happen that Andy needs to help Terry. I'm talking a flying cat A child and a adult dream treehouse!! I'm talking a flying cat and sea monkeys he order but get a mermaid who turns into a sea monster. All thru the book they have so many adventures that should be in a book.
Jan 27, Hapsari Darmastuti rated it it was ok. I realized that I am not the target demographic for these books so the fact that I, a year-old woman, did not enjoy it is irrelevant.
The drawings are cute but the story is nothing. But if Roald Dahl can make a good children's book that can be enjoyed by all ages, then it's not so bad to want a good children's book is it? Feb 21, Cruth rated it really liked it Shelves: Terry Denton First book about The Treehouse. It's such off-the-wall humour, without devolving to slapstick, coarse language, and toilet humour, it Author: It's such off-the-wall humour, without devolving to slapstick, coarse language, and toilet humour, it makes us laugh.
The clever illustrations from Terry beautifully complement Andy's interesting, funny narration as he tells the auto-biographic honest! Flying cats, gigantic bananas, Big-Nose Publishers all fluidly blend into an almost believable nonsense. A book to get your child reading and writing.
And it is being produced as a play: Age taking into account comprehension, concentration, language: Andy and Terry live in a story treehouse. The Story Treehouse tells the hilarious story of all the ridiculous things that happen to them while trying to come up with ideas for their newest book. To give you an idea of the type of absurdity to expect, one memorable scene shows Andy and Terry debating whether pai Andy and Terry live in a story treehouse. The subsequent illustration shows the cat sprouting wings and flying off into the clouds.
If the thought of a cat canary, or catnary as Andy and Terry christen the creature, fills you with mirth, then you will no doubt enjoy the zany silliness of this book.
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I would recommend it to any child who has finished all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid , Captain Underpants , and Big Nate books and is looking for another series to try. This book, written by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton, is a great introduction for kids into the world of chapter books. Though it looks rather large at pages, they are full of illustrations, and there is never a page filled solely with words. He is the author of over 20 books, including nonsense verse, short stories, comic novels and plays.
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Andy is best known as the author of the much-loved Just! In Andy and his wife Jill collaborated with The Bell Shakespeare Company on the popular and critically acclaimed theatrical production Just Macbeth! In July Just Macbeth! Andy has had a long-standing collaboration with the multi-talented illustrator Terry Denton. Together they have produced theJust!