It’s here! The Monstore by the lovely and talented Tara Lazar and wonderful illustrations from James Burks.
Aladdin, June 2013, Fiction
Suitable for: 4-7
Themes/Topics: Monsters, kids, scaring, cleaning, monster shop
Opening: (inside cover)
At the back of Frankensweet’s Candy Shoppe, under the last box of sour gum balls, there’s a trapdoor.
Knock fives times fast, hand over a bag of squirmy worms, and you can crawl inside… THE MONSTORE.
The Monstore sells only the most useful monsters – perfect for all your monsterly needs. And Zack has a big monsterly need indeed: to frighten his pesky little sister away. No more sneaky sister snooping, sleepwalking, or snatching his stuff! But Zack’s monsters don’t quite work to plan. And the only rule of the Monstore?
No refunds. Debut author Tara Lazar, with silly, spooky illustrations from James Burks, shows that perhaps it’s the little things in life that are the scariest of them all.
Matthew grabbed this off me as soon I finished reading. Both my fussy readers adore it already. The alliteration is wonderful, the vocab in general is wonderful. I don’t need to tell you the illos are wonderful and the plot etc, wow! Great example of a classic picture book, Tara!