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The 26-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 2

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Clever sequel is goofy, gross, giddy -- and sweet.

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

HOW is this rated two out of five for violence?

I was stunned by some of the contents of this book, and I'm not a parent to worry too much about that sort of thing. The amount of cartoon violence is ridiculous... beheadings, an electrocution, and all sorts of horrific accidents shown in pictures, including one where someone's skin is snatched off with a tattoo machine. It is seriously gross. My 7 year old son said, "Maybe I'll close my eyes on some of these pages, Mom." He was also disturbed by the part when parents are nourishing their son by mushing up his food and feeding it through a drip. Parents, please check out the pictures before reading. I could definitely see this working with older children, but for my kiddo, it was too much.

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Too much violence
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THE 26-STORY TREEHOUSE, the loony sequel to The 13-Story Treehouse, has more everything: 13 more stories, 100 more pages, and more charm. It's also more clever, with metafiction, a story within a story, and a frame story that unspool a long tale with asides to treat sharks sickened by eating underpants, to fend off pirates, and to devour a 78-scoop ice cream cone.

It's a good choice for kids reluctant to transition to chapter books. Energetic black-and-white illustrations reward close attention, and extended illustrated gags -- a character's fall from a skyscraper is illustrated over nine pages, for example, and several pages picture a chase through a maze -- keep the pages flipping swiftly. And they aren't done building: Up next, The 39-Story Treehouse.

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