The Monstore: with audio recording [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Monstore is a one-stop shop for all your monsterly needs in this enormously funny story that?s full of friendly, kooky creatures. Includes audio!

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 ...
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Overview

The Monstore is a one-stop shop for all your monsterly needs in this enormously funny story that’s full of friendly, kooky creatures. Includes audio!

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 2–3—"Knock five times fast, hand over a bag of squirmy worms, and you can crawl inside…The Monstore." Zack is tired of his little sister, Gracie, and goes to the Monstore, where there is a selection of monsters for every troublesome task, to buy a fearsome creature that will keep her out of his room. However, the monster and Gracie team up to scare Zack instead so he tries to get his money back. But the manager insists, "Sorry. No Returns. No exchanges" and bamboozles the boy into buying monster after monster. Unfortunately, none of them works. When Gracie ends up being scared by a tiara and Zack is able to save the day, she leaves his room for good, taking her collection of creatures with her. The cartoon illustrations feature brash colors, googly-eyed monsters with candy-cane-striped elongated arms and legs, and freckles on the glowing faces of the pig-tailed and shaggy-haired young protagonists. The humorous writing includes giggle-worthy lines, such as "Slowly and carefully, Zack rid the room of tiara terror." An assortment of speech bubbles conveys the sound and feeling of the dialogue through growing font sizes. For other suspenseful fare heralding bravery rather than beauty, try Levi Pinfold's Black Dog (Candlewick, 2012) or Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple's Not All Princesses Dress in Pink (S & S, 2010).—Sara Lissa Paulson, The American Sign Language and English Lower School, New York City
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442446489
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Edition description: No Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 133,261
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Tara Lazar wished there was a Monstore when she was a kid so she could’ve spooked her pesky little brother. 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 started drawing as a little kid and hasn’t stopped since. Along the way he’s written and illustrated some books of his own, including Gabby and Gator, Beep and Bah, and Bird and Squirrel on the Run. James lives in southern California with his two little monsters.
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 started drawing as a little kid and hasn’t stopped since. Along the way he’s written and illustrated some books of his own, including Gabby and Gator, Beep and Bah, and Bird and Squirrel on the Run. The illustrator of Monstore, James lives in southern California with his family.
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  • Posted July 29, 2013

    Great debut picture book from Tara Lazar. Bright, over-the-top i

    Great debut picture book from Tara Lazar. Bright, over-the-top illustrations take the "scariness" factor away. Loved the ending and how the brother-sister relationship came full circle.

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    Zack didn¿t want his pest of a sister to come snooping into his

    Zack didn’t want his pest of a sister to come snooping into his room anymore. That’s why he went to the Monstore. To buy Manfred, who’s job is to keep little sisters away. Sadly, Manfred “doesn’t work”. Nor does Mookie or Mojo. Zack keeps buying monsters, but none of them do their job. What’s worse is that the Monstore has one policy – NO RETURNS. As the monsters keep piling up, Zack isn’t sure what to do.

    Okay, I must honestly say that I wish I had a Monstore nearby. And I must honestly add that I have been waiting for this book for TWO YEARS! Ms. Lazar’s blog is one of the first blogs I followed when I first started my blog and I kept hearing her talk about her book that would be coming out and I REALLY wanted to read it. I even sent her a drawing of a monster I would like to buy in the Monstore. And now, I FINALLY GOT A COPY! WAHOO!!! It was worth the wait! I love the story idea and the whole idea of a Monstore! The plot was unique and totally fun to read. The illustrations are AWESOME! The colors and the way all the monsters are drawn go so well with the story. I enjoyed reading this book SO much, I read it 18 times (okay maybe more)! :D
    **NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    In the Monstore by Tara Lazar, Zack visits the Monstore to find

    In the Monstore by Tara Lazar, Zack visits the Monstore to find a monster who will frighten away his pesky little sister. But things don't work out the way he planned. I loved the Monstore! It's a beautiful picture book. The title and art appealed to me before I even read the book. The writing is charming and humorous. The illustrations by James Burks are absolutely delightful. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    Really entertaining story... quite clever! Love the illustration

    Really entertaining story... quite clever! Love the illustrations and the story. The story is just in time for Halloween and perfect for boys and girls! Even my 15 yo thought it was cute!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    We just got this book in the mail yesterday. I could not wait t

    We just got this book in the mail yesterday. I could not wait to read it ever since I first saw it. My kids absolutely LOVED it! It was so much fun to read and the illustrations are wonderful!!! My kids asked me to read it over and over. If your kids love monsters as much as mine do, I would highly recommend this book.

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