Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mini-Review: The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

  13-Story Treehouse (2)

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: April 16th 2013
Genre: Middle Grade Humor
Source: ARC from Publisher

Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it’s not just any old treehouse, it’s the most amazing treehouse in the world!

This treehouse has thirteen stories, a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a secret underground laboratory, and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you are hungry.

Life would be perfect for Andy and Terry if it wasn’t for the fact that they have to write their next book, which is almost impossible because there are just so many distractions, including thirteen flying cats, giant bananas, mermaids, a sea monsters pretending to be mermaids, enormous gorillas, and dangerous burp gas-bubblegum bubbles!

This book was a big bowl of crazy. So many out-of-this-world things were happening it was impossible to keep track of it all!

I loved the illustrations which played a role at least as important as the written word in this story. I would chuckle as I read, and then examine the corresponding image, which usually consisted of something even more hilarious.

The humor was actually humorous, when I find that usually in children’s books that the humor comes off as cheap and dull. While some times it was a little exaggerated, I found myself enjoying it for the most part.

This book is about procrastination. Ironically, I read it instead of writing my essay due the next day. But if I got the message just right, as long as I do interesting stuff while procrastinating, everything will work out. *fingers crossed*.

recommendations

Charlie and the Chocolate Factoryphineas-and-ferbAlice in Wonderland

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