The 52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths – Extract

 

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Hi, my name is Andy.

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This is my friend Terry.

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We live in a tree.

Well, when I say ‘tree’, I mean treehouse. And when I say ‘treehouse’, I don’t just mean any old
treehouse—I mean a 52-storey treehouse! (It used to be a 39-storey treehouse, but we’ve added another 13 storeys.)

So what are you waiting for? 02Come on up!

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We’ve added a watermelon-smashing room,

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a chainsaw-juggling level,

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a make-your-own-pizza parlour,

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a rocket-powered carrot-launcher,

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a giant hairdryer that is so strong it practically blasts the hair right off your head,

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a rocking horse racetrack, 06a haunted house,

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a wave machine,

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a life-size snakes and ladders game—with real ladders and real snakes,

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a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, non-stop Punch and Judy puppet show,

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a remembering booth to help us remember important stuff we might have forgotten,

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a Ninja Snail Training Academy (Terry’s idea, not mine),

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and a high-tech detective agency, which has all the latest high-tech detective technology, like a
complete set of magnifying glasses (including one so small that you need another magnifying glass to see it), a hot-donut vending machine …

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and a Disguise-o-matic 5000, which has a disguise for every occasion!

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As well as being our home, the treehouse is also where we make books together. I write the words and Terry draws the pictures.

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As you can see, we’ve been doing this for quite a while now.

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Life in the treehouse isn’t always easy, of course,

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but one thing is for sure …

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it’s never dull!

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Excerpted from The 52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths. Copyright © 2014 by Andy Griffiths. Illustrations copyright Terry Denton.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Pan Macmillan Australia solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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