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The 52-Story Treehouse

Vegetable Villains!

The Treehouse Books (Volume 4)

Andy Griffiths; Illustrated by Terry Denton

Square Fish

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CHAPTER 1


THE 52-STORY TREEHOUSE


 


Hi, my name is Andy.


This is my friend Terry.


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-story treehouse!


(It used to be a 39-story treehouse, but we’ve added another 13 stories.)


So what are you waiting for?


Come on up!


We’ve added a watermelon-smashing room,


a chainsaw-juggling level,


a make-your-own-pizza parlor,


a rocket-powered carrot-launcher,


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


a rocking horse racetrack,


a haunted house,


a wave machine,


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


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


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


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


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 …


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


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


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


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


but one thing is for sure …


it’s never dull!


 


Text copyright © 2014 by Backyard Stories Pty Ltd.


Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Terry Denton