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‘The 52-Storey Treehouse’ inspires Guinness World Record

Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s The 52-Storey Treehouse (Pan) has inspired a Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Trees.

Pan Macmillan publicist Charlotte Ree collaborated with the Australian representative for Guinness World Records to stage the record-breaking event, which was held at Ellenbrook Primary School in Perth and promoted by Dymocks Ellenbrook. Seven hundred and sixty-six participants wore brown pants, green tops, leafy headpieces and other ‘embellishments’ to beat the previous record of 516 people set in Poland in 2013.

‘The excitement was overwhelming,’ Griffiths told Books+Publishing. ‘There was a one-month old baby dressed as a tree, as well as an eighty-two-year-old woman. The kids were so pleased to be enjoying their own creativity.’

‘My whole writing career has been gunning towards gathering the most people ever dressed up as trees together.’ 

Griffiths has posted images from the event on his Twitter account here.



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