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The 39 Storey Treehouse

I received my copy from the publisher.the-39-storey-treehouseBy: Andy Griffiths

Illustrated By: Terry Denton

Andy and Terry have added another 13 levels to their treehouse. It is a spectacular place, full of amazing things to do. The problem is they have a book deadline. Never fear the good news is Terry has invented a ‘Once Upon A Time’ Machine. This is great it means their book can be written while they go off and have fun and it will still get done before the deadline. It is a simple matter really to program all the things they want in the story and then just hit start. Problems happen though when the machine won’t let them back into their treehouse when they decide to finish the book themselves. Things go from bad to worse as somehow the universe gets uninvented. How are Andy and Terry going to make things better and are they going to get their book finished on time.

If you are a fan of this writing duo then you will know just what to expect, great amounts of sheer silliness. The text is clear and easy to understand, the story is action packed and funny, the illustrations are plenty, detailed and perfectly suit the story style. It’s hard to miss with a book from these two. Don’t be expecting substance but for those who find it difficult to get into reading this series is probably worth putting in their hands, if for no other reason than the fact who wouldn’t want this treehouse. (I totally would never want to leave there.) A fun way to spend some time. Best suited for those 8+ though an interested reader from 6+ could also enjoy it.

Publisher: Pan Australia

Published: 01 September 2013

Format: Paperback

Categories: Humour, Fun

ISBN 13: 9781742612379

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Now I had this great idea to put in one post a bunch of trailers from a wide variety of my have Aussie authors…but then I struck a problem, there just aren’t that many clips out there.

So instead I will list for you just a few Aussie authors worth checking out, if you haven’t already, and leave it at that.

In no particular order and by all means not a comprehensive list, (the heat here today is over the old hundred mark and my brain is trying to pretend it is somewhere cool).

Michael Pryor

Marianne de Pierres

Jackie French

Anthony Eaton

Marcus Zusak

Michael Gerard Bauer

Wendy Harmer

Cath Crowley

Lili Wilkinson

Margo Lanagan

Lian Tanner

James Roy

Kate Forsyth

Andy Griffiths

Morris Gleitzman

And then of course once I started thinking about Aussie authors I wanted to add, the list kept getting longer and then I could find more clips but not necessarily trailers and so I will leave you with just a few and apologise to anyone I didn’t add by saying it’s only because my brain is sweating.

 

Indie Awards Shortlist

The Indie Awards are the awards handed out by the independent booksellers from around Australia. There are several categories but the one we are particularly interested in her at TheKylieVerse is the children’s category. Here are the nominees:

The Jewel Fish of Karnak by Graeme Base

The Little Refugee by Anh and Suzanne Do (illustrated by Bruce Whatley)

The Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings Book One by Andrew McGahan

The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Congrats to the nominees and good luck.

What Body Part Is That?

By: Andy Griffiths

Illustrated By: Terry Denton

A very educational book, no make that totally uneducational book about body parts. It contains everything you never needed to know about your body. There is no story or plot and it is the second of the Wonderful World of Stupidity Books (What Bumosaur Is That? was the first). The quote on the front cover perhaps says it best, ‘A stupid guide to your body’. However it must be said that it is a very comprehensive stupid guide. They cover it all; from the hair on your head to the toes on your feet and everything in between, including a debatable section on farts.

This is a very funny book, full of silly even ridiculous humour and some stuff that is just plain funny. If you love the Andy Griffiths books and the wonderfully cartoonesque illustrations of Terry Denton then you will love this.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia

Published: 01 April 2011

Format: Paperback

Categories: General Humour

ISBN 13: 9780330403986

Purchase: here

Aussie Author Month

April is Aussie Author Month. A time we readers get to celebrate some of the awesome creative talent Australia has produced. In children’s literature there are plenty of wonderful authors to discover, rediscover or just continue to enjoy.

Below is a list of just a few people, and an example of their work,  worth checking out and celebrating.

Michael Pryor – Laws of Magic (Series)

John Marsden – Tomorrow When The War Began (Series)

Margo Lanagan – Tender Morsels

Justine Labalestier – Liar

Marianne de Pierres – Burn Bright

Matthew Reilly – Hover Car Racer

Kirsty Murray – India Dark

Karen Tayleur – Hostage

Jackie French – Lessons For A Werewolf Warrior

John Flanagan – Rangers Apprentice Series

Andy Griffiths – The Day My Bum Went Psycho

Wendy Harmer – Pearlie Series

Andrew Daddo – Skoz the Dog

Paul Jennings – Rascal the Dragon Series

Aaron Blabey – Sunday Chutney

This list is by no means conclusive, there are many wonderful Aussie authors not mentioned. I just encourage you to pick up an old favourite or find something new as a way to join in the celebrations of Aussie Author month.

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