The Styling Librarian

In my opinion, books are the best accessory.

Styling Librarian – Saturday Book Share THE MONSTORE

”Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share”.

Saturday Book ShareCelebrating picture books again! How lucky am I?


This week I get to celebrate Tara Lazar’s book The Monstore. It is illustrated by the talented James Burks.

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as my son who had to immediately flip, remind me, reread, and enjoy this book a few extra times. I love when a creative author and fantastic illustrator can get my son to belly laugh…


What would you do if you went to the Monstore to get a monster to scare your little sister and you don’t get the results you want… would you return the monster? What if you have no chance of returning the monster, what then?! Would you go home, pout and just deal with your sister? Or would you… buy another monster? Why yes, buy another monster of course, that will solve everything, right?

Tara Lazar’s book is terrific year round. It is quite entertaining, has hilarious and thoughtful word choice, and is a special picture book that I know I won’t see once I share and place this on the shelf. It will have non-stop borrowing!


Goodreads Summary: “The Monstore is a one-stop shop for all your monsterly needs in this enormously funny story that’s full of friendly, kooky creatures. 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.”

Really enjoyed watching this video promoting The Monstore:

About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.

Want more book ideas and reviews? – Yes, I’m quite brief, but a prolific reader!  Please visit me at Goodreads: Also, please follow this blog through email updates – (do so to the right of this blog post). I appreciate all of the support, makes my day! Honored by all the wonderful followers.
FTC Required Disclosure: This site is an Amazon affiliate, and purchases made through Amazon links (including linked book covers) may result in my receiving a small commission (at no additional cost to you). Additionally this site is a Powells Books affiliate, and purchases made through the linked book covers may result in my receiving a small commission (at no additional cost to you).
© 2013 by Debbie Alvarez of The Styling Librarian. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @stylinlibrarian or at my Styling Librarian Page on Facebook.

2 comments on “Styling Librarian – Saturday Book Share THE MONSTORE

  1. Tara Lazar
    March 1, 2014

    Thank you for featuring my book! I’m so glad your son belly laughed!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3,873 other followers


Google+ Link

Google+ Link

The Nerdy Book Club

Nerdy Book Club

Creative Commons

%d bloggers like this: