Book for Kids Who Love Illustrated Novels

My nephew loves most illustrated novels in the vein of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates.  As his book loving aunt, I must come up with a winning book related Christmas gift for the season.   This year I am going with The 13-Story Treehouse series.  It is funny, full of ridiculous antics and plenty of hysterical pictures.  A book for kids who love illustrated novels may be just the ticket for your children this holiday season too.

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Title: The 13-Story Treehouse13-story-treehouse book for kids who love illustrated novels

Author: Andy Griffiths

Target: Grades 2-5

Series: This is the first book in the series

What this book is about:
Well, how do I describe this book? Andy and Terry live in a – you guessed it – 13-story treehouse. This treehouse is replete with a see-through swimming pool, a lemonade fountain, a vegetable vaporizer and marshmallow shooting machine. Really, what is not to love? The story, if you can call it that, is Andy and Terry delivering a book to their publisher (yes they are kids) by 5 o’clock the next day, which they have not yet started. And, it appears that they if their crazy happenstances continue, they may never find the time to start this book.

Why I love this book:
Andy Griffiths is well known for his ridiculous stories, and this one holds up the tradition admirably. While not really a story, it is more of a series of adventures that Andy and Terry encounter or more to the point – create. The adventures are outlandish and imaginative and I think kids will really enjoy them. Nothing is particularly gross, which is nice, but the stories border more on the absurd.

I also think kids will love the idea of a fantastical treehouse. Who hasn’t hoped for something this cool?

Who this book is for:
This book is nice for reluctant readers because the pictures are liberally displayed throughout the text and are even part of the comedy. Kids who like illustrated novels will also enjoy this book.

Final thoughts:
Thankfully what happens in the treehouse does not stay in the treehouse!

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: The 13-Story Treehouse.  A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.