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The Monstore Hardcover – June 4, 2013
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"Debut author Lazar takes readers to an underground emporium...firmly in the scary-cute vein of Monsters, Inc."
~ Publisher's Weekly
"Humorous writing [and] giggle-worthy lines."
~ School Library Journal
- A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of 2014
- A finalist for the 2014 Crystal Kite Award
From the Author
I wrote this book while thinking about my childhood. My brother and I used to love running our own stores. We went far beyond simple lemonade stands! We even had a neighborhood casino (just candy was exchanged) and a kids-only auction for five-and-dime favorites like Yes-and-No books. We also had a very complicated relationship--sometimes we were best friends and playmates. Sometimes we fought and wanted our own space. These sibling themes and imagination play large roles in "The Monstore." I hope you and your favorite child enjoy it!
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James' pictures are spectacular. He completely captures Tara's witty text and adds so much texture to the story. His illustrations are more than just pictures; he adds to the story's ideas. His pictures were as much fun to look at as the text was to read.
I am going to look for more books by both the author and illustrator. I highly recommend this book, both as a teacher and a mother, and a person that loves a good book.
Zack has a dilemma. A pesky younger sister in Gracie, but have no fear, Zack has a plan. He invests in the scariest monster called "Manfred". You would think an enormous red beast would do the trick, but no, Zack's plans go awry. Back he goes to the Monstore for a refund, where he finds he has failed to read the fine print... NO REFUND, NO RETURNS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Zack is wooed by the Monstore sales pitch, so he takes home another monster, but yet again, his plans are thwarted. Buy, try, buy, try are clearly not working for Zack and eventually he finds himself with an entire house of monsters. What will he do? How will he ever scare his little sister into keeping out of his room? Well, I am not going to tell you, you will just have to read it. I can tell you, you will have a monster chuckle when you find out what works. This is a delightful read with the most extremely awesome as Lola would put it illustrations. The toddler may not pick up on the attention to detail, but mum does and every page I find something else to giggle about.The detail in each page is just fantastic and this story is just so innovative and unique. So there you have it. Any book that grabs a toddlers attention from the moment they make eye contact is a 10 STAR read for us.