Monday, August 25, 2014

Silly Books for Silly Kids

Kids in school - check.  Mom at computer - check.  Mom playing Candy Crush - check.  Oops, ok vacation is over, and it is time to get serious about books again.  Well lets face it, what I love most about kids books is that they don't always have to be serious.  Today I have one that is anything but profound.  It is all fun ... and isn't that just what any kid needs sometimes!

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Title: The 26-Story Treehouse

Author:Andy Griffiths

Target: Grades 2-6


What this book is about: 
Andy and Terry are at it again, hanging out in their now 26 story treehouse (they have added 13 stories since the last book, The 13-Story Treehouse.)  The new additions include an ice cream parlor with 78 flavors (and they do name all 78), an antigravity chamber and of course, the Maze of Doom!  This story centers around how Andy and Terry met and ended up in their now ever expanding tree house.  And as you would expect, it includes a wooden headed pirate, flying cats and stinky cheese.  

Why I love this book: 
When I read these books I always think about that group story telling game where you to come up with the silliest ideas you can to keep the story going from person to person.  Well, Andy Griffiths turned that game into a very successful book.  Just when you think this story can’t get any crazier, it does, much to the delight of the reader.  Somehow he can go to the absurd without loosing the integrity of the story.  

Who this book is for: 
Filled with visuals on every page, this book is not intimidating for reluctant readers.  The silliness will draw in even the most hardened non reader, who won’t believe where the story is going to go next.

Final thoughts: 
Will a 39-story tree house be next?  Me thinks it is in the works!

To purchase this book:
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