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The 13-Storey Treehouse

(Treehouse #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  5,775 ratings  ·  713 reviews
Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-storey treehouse that has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a games room, self-making beds, vines you can swing on, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favou ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Pan Macmillan Australia
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Leighton Chisnall There is only a few books you can read fully such as Great Expectations but otherwise you can't... :(
Kyra De Backer i read it when i was 10 years old and i loved it! it's easy to read and it contains a lot of drawings so a 7-years-old one could read it to.

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Martie Last
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a terrific book, especially for young boys who mistakenly think that they don't like to read. It's also a nice treat for an adult who likes to read with kids. The book is silly, funny, and interesting from beginning to end, and the illustrations add to the excitement. I read this book with one of my 4th grade students, and he was enthralled. I had that student write a letter to the author and illustrator about how much he enjoyed the book, and he received a hand-written note and a signed ...more
May 24, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
First and foremost, we should admit that this book was not written for me. It was written for kids and me not liking it really only means that I don't fall into the demographic that it was aimed at. I bought this book for my nephew's birthday, though, and I wanted to know what I was giving him after the bookstore ladies suggested it to me.

Now that we've gotten my disclaimer out of the way, I still have a few complaints about the book.

1) It might be old-fashioned of me, but I think that books fo
Astrid Langeveld
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mijn kinderen zijn echt super fan van deze serie. Mijn oudste dochter heeft ze allemaal gelezen. De jongste van 8 jaar is nu net in de tweede bezig. Dus ik dacht eens kijken waarom ze zo'n fan zijn. Het is een heerlijk boek. Super grappig verhaal met super grappige plaatjes. Je gaat echt als een speer door het boek heen. Ik moet zelfs bekennen dat ik af en toe zat te gniffelen. Echt een aanrader voor kinderen.
The Bud told me I needed to give this book "every star," so I did.
5 stars for kid humor and appeal!
Read this with my eldest son and we were laughing-out-loud at the silliness of these two characters and what they got up to in the book. Love read-a-longs with my boys.
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
A perfectly silly book ( series of 3, I believe) for that semi- reluctant Summer reader who is an 8-9 year old boy and needs to get back into " school mode."
Half book - half comic book ( lots of pictures) this is just the ticket to rekindle interest. Thumbs up from my Grandson who of course exchanges reading time for screen time. 4 stars
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I work part time in a well known booksellers and read this as part of 'research' to be able to make recommendations in children's books .

This was a funny read and I believe the whole series to be similar , good illustrations and light hearted for younger readers
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
Published in 2011, The 13-Storey Treehouse is the series opener and the book that paved the way for future instalments of the book chart breaking ‘treehouse’ series. In this first edition of the bestselling series, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton introduce the reader to their magnificent tree house. While trying to write a book for their pushy publisher, the dynamic duo find that they keep getting sidetracked by a range of madcap situations. The 13-Storey Tr
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of the most ridiculous books I’ve ever read, SO funny and the illustrations truly add to the story. Metafictional too, which I totally didn’t expect 😂
Abdollah zarei
این مدت داشتم چند سری ازاین کارای کودک رو می خوندم که غالبا آثاری متاثر از رولد دال بودن. خانه درختی که عمالا یه جور کپی برداری از کارای دال بود حتی سبک نقاشی هاش هم شبیه ترین بود به کارای دال نسبت سایر کتاب ها. شخصیت پردازی تری و اندی ضعیف بود و صرفا سعی شده بود دوتا شخصیت نوجوون امروزی و باحال رو نشون بده اما موفق عمل نکرده بود و اونقدرا باورپذیر نبودن. شیطنت ها و ماجراهاشون اونقدرا جذابیت نداشت. سایر کتابایی که تو این سبک خوندم ویمپی کید یا همون خاطرات یک بچه چلمن و تام گیتس بود. بچه چلمن هم ...more
Odette Knappers
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Dit slaat helemaal nergens op en is supergrappig! Heel leuk kinderboek.

Maar niet meer dan dat, het is niet zoals bij sommige andere kinderboeken dat er nog een verhaallijn achter zit. Dit is gewoon echt alleen grappig. Dat mag soms ook en is ook goed en kan er voor zorgen dat kinderen wel blijven lezen, maar ik snap het bezwaar van ouders ook wel, dat het niet echt aanvoelt als een boek (ik had m zelf binnen 3 kwartier uit en hij is best dik, maar het zijn gewon echt meer tekeningen dan tekst) e
Saye Tafreshi
از سری داستان خوانی های موقع خواب برای بهراد و روشا، عجیب این مجموعه این دوتا وروجک و به کتاب علاقه مند کرده😉😉
Rebecca Altmann
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review by Jack, age 6.5

It was excellent, it was very, very, very good.

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
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 ...more
May 10, 2012 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 13-Storey Treehouse. Anything can happenin the treehouse. Drinking from a lemonade fo ...more
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.
The 2 boys write children’s books and their next book is due to the publisher tomorrow and they haven’t even started it yet. Andy writes the words and Terry illustrates the pictures! But lately they have been too distracted with turning their neighbor’s cat into a canary, hatching sea-monkeys that t
Hwee Goh
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 26-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
Dec 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this book to my 6 1/2 year old son. 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. 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. A recommended read. Thanks to Netgalley fo ...more
Linda Inês
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Este livro é genial! Gostei da história, dos desenhos, das peripécias mais sem sentido de sempre mas que no fim se interligam todas e fazem deste livro um dos mais divertidos que já li no género infanto-juvenil.
Recomendo muito a crianças e a adultos que ainda tem uma criança dentro de si (estou muito poética hoje).
Miss Dickson
Apr 12, 2015 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. 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.
Loved it. My boys would hang out for each new chapter at night. Funny and often my boys would ask 'is this book really for kids?' as some of it was a bit violent (in a funny weird way). Now we are looking for another one in the series that we have not read.
Aug 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
Put Capt. Underpants in the penthouse and then take the elevator down to the basement and you will find Andy and Terry in their swanky treehouse.

2 grown men
living in a 13-story treehouse (which I have to admit is pretty awesome)
tell a lie and a truth and the truth cancels out the lie -- right?
get married by exchanging a kiss (which illustrator Terry does with a mermaid)
1 hungry sea monster posing as a mermaid
a monkey invasion that trashes the place
a cat painted yellow who sprout
Fun and enjoyable! 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 :D
Dec 20, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 stars. I think I agree with Kaiser on that rating.
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
And I FELT like reading this
Mary Mckelvin
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 8 and up
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. Ha! Andy and Terry are really good friends who have a deadline to meet for Mr. Big Nose. 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 ...more
Hapsari Darmastuti
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
I realized that I am not the target demographic for these books so the fact that I, a 26-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?
Anneke Koning
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knotsgek kinderboek. Gelezen omdat we binnenkort dit verhaal in het theater gaan zien. Ik ben benieuwd naar de vliegende katten en de reuzengorilla
SeyedYasin Hosseini
خیلی کتاب باحالی بود در کل از این سبک کتاب ها خوشم میاد مثل خاطرات یک بچه ی چلمن
Author: Andy Griffiths
Illustrator: Terry Denton

First book about The Treehouse. Followed by The 26-Storey Treehouse and "39-Storey Treehouse" (to be released).

We started with the 26-Storey, and while we felt no *need* to read 13-Storey, we enjoyed 26 so much we had to pick it up. The narration and illustrations appeal to both the teen and the early-school'er, as well as tickling *my* funny-bone. It's such off-the-wall humour, without devolving to slapstick, coarse language, and toilet humour, it
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Andy Griffiths is Australia’s most popular children’s writer. He is the author of over 20 books, including nonsense verse, short stories, comic novels and plays. Over the past 15 years Andy’s books have been New York Times bestsellers, won over 50 children’s choice awards, been adapted as a television cartoon series and sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

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