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Chester

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Chester by Melanie Watt
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"Cattitude!"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Gorgeous illustrations, funny story. Every one needs a cat like Chester! My daughters adore this book, it has been read over and over!

"Brilliant idea"
5 stars"
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I loved this book so much I came back to buy more copies for my friends – very clever and very funny

Description

Chester is more than a picture book. It is a story told, and retold, by dueling author-illustrators. Melanie Watt starts out with the story of a mouse in a house. Then Melanie's cat, Chester, sends the mouse packing and proceeds to cover the pages with rewrites from his red marker, and the gloves are off. Melanie and her mouse won't take Chester's antics lying down. And Chester is obviously a creative powerhouse with confidence to spare. Where will this war of the picture-book makers lead? Is it a one-way ticket to Chesterville, or will Melanie get her mouse production off the ground?

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"This sidesplitting metafiction offers further proof of Watt’s ... extravagantly fresh, cheeky voice." Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review

"Melanie Watt is NOT the author of this book-Chester, her plump calico cat with the big red marker, is. Mouse is NOT the star of the story. Chester uses his red marker to edit the story, sending Mouse on a vacation: "Hasta la vista, Mousie!" Mouse returns from Mexico with a big bulldog. Chester uses the power of the pen to make the dog vegetarian. Melanie and Mouse try to take back control, but Chester edits himself a perfectly Chester-filled day. Melanie rains on his parade, so Chester writes THE END. When Melanie capitulates and makes Chester the star, he's not the least bit happy with the wardrobe. Canadian creator of Scaredy Squirrel, Watt has concocted an excellent and decidedly silly addition to the meta-textual picture-book canon. Chester is a cheeky and delightful author/hero. He's even conveniently marked a place on the cover of his book for an award sticker. Highly recommended." (Picture book. 5-8) Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Melanie Watt lives in Montreal,Quebec. She is the author and illustrator of a number of children's books including Scaredy Squirrel and Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend. Chester has been harassing Melanie to feature him in his very own picture book since 1999.
Release date Australia
March 3rd, 2008
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
HarperCollins
Pages
32
Dimensions
237x279x20
ISBN-13
9780007270187
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
3214290

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