The Monstore

The Monstore Cover

The Monstore

By Tara Lazar; James Burks (Illustrator)

Aladdin Paperbacks, Hardcover, 9781442420175, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2013

Description
The Monstore is a one-stop shop for all your monsterly needs in this enormously funny story that's full of friendly, kooky creatures.
"At the back of Frankensweet's Candy Shoppe, under the last box of sour gumballs, there's a trapdoor."
"Knock five times fast, hand over the bag of squirmy worms, and you can crawl inside The Monstore."
The Monstore is the place to go for all of your monsterly needs. Which is perfect, since Zack definitely has a monsterly need. The problem? His pesky little sister, Gracie, who never pays attention to that Keep Out sign on Zack's door the one he has made especially for her.
But when Zack's monsters don t exactly work as planned, he soon finds out that the Monstore has a few rules: No Refunds. No exchanges. No exceptions.


About the Author
Tara Lazar is the author of "Monstore" and "I Thought This Was a Bear Book". Her mischievous imagination led her to write picture books, and she founded PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month). She lives in New Jersey with her husband and her two daughters. Visit TaraLazar.com for stories, giveaways, and contests for kids of all ages (like Tara!).

James Burks has spent the last eighteen years working in the animation industry on various movies and television shows, such as Nickelodeon's Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! He is the author-illustrator of several children's books, including Gabby & Gator, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and the Bird & Squirrel graphic novels. He also illustrated The Monstore by Tara Lazar.