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The 65-Storey Treehouse: 04/03/17
You will notice that I've added the e back into the titles. First and foremost, these are the original titles. Second, the United States publisher is incredibly slow at importing them and then has the audacity to Americanize all the English, as if "wheelie-bin" would somehow be baffling or offensive to American eyes. So now I've taken to importing the books to read as they are released (much to the amusement of a certain bookseller in Sydney).
I also happen to like the notion of story and storey being two different words (one about narrative, the other architectural). Should we ever succeed in making our Canada move (currently on hold), my later reviews will also reflect that in how I spell words. I'm not, however, planning to change older posts.
The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton involves travel through time in a wheelie bin (I'm assuming a blue one, as time travel devices have been blue since the Doctor's TARDIS got stuck as a police box). Andy and Terry want to go back to have enough time to get their treehouse up to code.
Instead they end up traveling through time in chunks of 65. They go back to the time of the Bignoseasaurus. They go back to see cavemen (including a cave man Chuck Jones)
This book is chock full of scifi jokes and references to tv shows and movies. Besides the scifi fun, each page is also running a breaking news ticker related to what's happening in the book. Some of the commentary down there is especially silly.