The 26 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
Illustrated by Terry Denton
Reviewed by Tom (age 9)
This book is about three people name Andy, Terry and Jill who all have a very weird story about how they met and got stuck on Captain Woodenhead's pirate ship. They all escape. Andy and Terry now live in a 26 storey tree house. Jill lives in a cottage with lots of animals. Captain Woodenhead gets shipwrecked again and tries to take over the tree house. But he fails due to a weird nursery rhyme that comes true and because of a flying fish head. Most of the tree house looks really weird and funny. I liked the ice-cream parlour and all the different flavours.
The book was very funny and silly and I really like the pictures and the weird nursery rhyme about the pirates. I would read this book again and I really want to read the first book, The 13 storey treehouse. I think other boys and girls my age would like this book. I found some of the words hard to read but I was able to read most of it without help.
I rate it 8.5/10
This was a great chapter book for my boys. They were laughing all the way through the book and always making comments about the silly things that were happening. Tom and I took turns reading the book, usually a chapter each night. More confident readers will be able to read this book alone without difficulty but Tom needed assistance pronouncing some of the words. He didn't get frustrated though as he was so busy laughing at the silly antics of the characters.
We haven't read the first book, The 13-Storey Treehouse, but it wasn't necessary to understand and enjoy this book. Ben and Tom have loved the book so much that they have requested that I buy the first book. They are also excited to learn that a third book, The 39-Storey Treehouse, is out in September. Ben informed me that September is his birthday month so I think that he is expecting the book in his present stash. It makes me proud as a book lover to hear my boys get excited about books. Parenting - I am doing it right.