The Monstore

Book: The Monstore The monstore

Author: Tara Lazar

Illustrator: James Burks

A monster story for anytime of year. Tara Lazar’s clever plot combine with James Burks’ appealing illustration to make a delightful read that spooks without scaring. Poor Zack, our hero, has trouble with his Monstore purchases and his problems snowball as he runs up against a fiendishly bad customer service policy. OK, that last part didn’t sound so kid friendly but this book is just about as kid friendly as they come. It address the serious challenge of siblings in a silly way and it launches kids imaginations. In a classroom, I’d use it to as a springboard into a writing exercise in which kids come up with their own monster and give him/her particular powers and delightful details.

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