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The 65-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 5

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

More mayhem in thrill-seeking, time-traveling sequel.

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As Andy Griffiths' and Terry Denton's fanciful treehouse grows by another 13 floors, their ridiculous adventures continue at a frenetic pace but the storytelling gets stretched a little thin. Fans are sure to giggle through The 65-Story Treehouse, even though this addition to the popular series doesn't break any new ground.

This time, the boys travel backward and forward through time à la Bill and Ted -- but in a waste bin rather than a phone booth. There's even more repetition than usual, from gags about ants acting in unison to create a pounding fist, a stomping foot, and even an illustrated book to running into ancestral versions of themselves each time they skip through time. Much of the book's energy comes from Denton's squiggly line drawings -- he revels in showing characters on fire, bouncing off brick walls, getting chomped by sharks, and hurtling through the air.

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