The Monstore written by Tara Lazar and illustrated by James Burks is a fun read for this time of year.
At the back of the candy shoppe, under the last box of sour gum balls, there is a trap door. Knock five times fast, hand over a bag of squirmy worms and you may enter the Monstore. A store where only the most useful monsters are sold, ones that do tricky things around the house. Zack checks out the Monstore to find a monster to keep his sister Gracie from snooping around his room.
But there may be one problem: No returns, no exchanges, no exceptions at the Monstore.
The illustrations are bright and fun. There is more text than usual but I think the story will have no problem holding a child's attention. There is no reference to Halloween, but it feels appropriate for this time of year.
Publication Date: 2013