Sibling relationships, specifically big brother and little sister, are at the center of one of the funniest picture books on monsters that I’ve read in a while. As I think about siblings getting along (or not!), I only need to look to the bedroom doors of my three kids for an illustration of this dynamic in my house:
Grasshopper and Sensei, girl, age 13 … now that she’s a teen, she likes to keep her door locked.
PickyKidPix, girl, age 11 … she’s really into fining people for violating her keep out rules.
My son, boy, age 8 … apparently, he’s the only person who doesn’t care if you enter his room.
The Monstore by Tara Lazar, illustrated by James Burks
Do you need monsters to keep your little sister out of your room? If so, you need to go to the Monstore.
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.
Zack’s pesky little sister Gracie ignores his keep out sign on his door. He’s hoping the addition of a monster will keep her out! The only problem is the Monstore’s return policy: No Refunds. No Exchanges. No Exceptions! Things don’t turn out as Zach expected and this twist is what makes this picture book so much fun! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
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