Review – The Monstore by Tara Lazar, illustrated by James Burks is a delightfully quirky take on the age-old sibling battle.
As the older sister of a pesky younger brother, I can fully relate to Zack’s dilemma of getting away from his sister’s attentions. I remember always having to be the better child, since I was older and I “knew better.” Younger siblings can take advantage of such things.
Zack heads to the Monstore to find a solution to his pesky little sister, Gracie, who never pays attention to the big keep out sign on his room. He buys a monster to scare her away. What ensures is a delightfully quirky tale of the solution gone wrong. Gracie is harder to scare then he knows.
The art is bright and colorful and just as quirky as the story. Mr. Burks imaginative and offbeat monsters are a delight to behold.
This book will be a delight to child and parent alike and will stand up to the test of multiple re-readings at bedtime.
Note: For this review – The Monstore by Tara Lazar I received a copy from the publisher.