Andy and Terry are back with their second book. This time they a built 13 more storeys onto their treehouse making it 26 floors in total!
The new floors include a skate ramp with a crocodile pit hazard, a maze of doom so complicated that people have never finished it, a mud-fighting arena, and plenty more! Wow, that sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
Andy and Terry set to work on their novel, this time they decide to tell us how they met. Andy tells the tale of a boy who lived far away in a tall tower. His parents would not allow him to do anything because it was dangerous until one day a fire in the bedroom caused Terry to inflate his underpants and land him safely in the water. These self-inflating underpants saved his life. Terry was relaxing in the water when suddenly a boy on a peddle boat stopped by him; it is Andy!
Halfway through the story Terry interrupts – it’s the sharks, they are sick because they ate Terry’s underpants!
In Chapter 4 we hear Jill’s story of how she rescued all of her animals and her encounter with Captain Woodenhead.
Are Terry and Andy able to help the sharks become well again? Does Jill’s tale end happily?
The 26 Storey Treehouse is very creative and engaging. The idea is to get children more into books and reading. The ideas are funny, a bit out there and realistic.
However, they also try to appeal to the adults, as the adults must read it too; for example, they have an ice cream serving robot named Edward Scooperhands (obviously from Edward Scissorhands)
Therefore, I would recommend The 26 Storey Treehouse to children aged 6-9 years old. The book is very funny, text and illustrations. The sentences are not too long either. The book is told from a point of view of a child, which the children who are reading can identify with.
An enjoyable read for children. The 26 Storey Treehouse is the second book out of 7, you can buy them individually or as a set. I am looking forward to finding out what Andy and Terry get up too in the next book – The 52 Storey Treehouse.