Chester

by Watt, Mélanie, 1975-

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 22 copies
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Summary
Chester is more than a picture book. It is a story told, and retold, by dueling author-illustrators.



Mélanie Watt starts out with the story of a mouse in a house. Then Mélanie's cat, Chester, sends the mouse packing and proceeds to cover the pages with rewrites from his red marker, and the gloves are off.



Mélanie 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 Mélanie get her mouse production off the ground?
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This sidesplitting metafiction offers further proof of Watt's (the Scaredy Squirrel books) extravagantly fresh, cheeky voice. Here, the exasperated author-illustrator engages in a literary tug-of-war with the eponymous marmalade puss, who has a figure like Nero Wolfe and an outsize ego to match. Chester is determined to thwart Watt's attempts to write a nice little book about a winsome country mouse; using a red magic marker, he writes, "Then Mouse packed his bags and went on a trip very, very far away and we never saw him ever again!" underneath Watt's opening sentence and attempts to make himself the star of the show. Volleys of creativity and red ink follow: Watt introduces a fierce dog, only to have Chester make him vegetarian; Chester begins a new story set in Chesterville ("where mice weren't allowed"), but Watt makes it rain, washing his work away. Chester retaliates by caricaturing the author ("Hi. I am Melanie Watt and I am very angry!" reads a speech bubble), and the mouse even enters the act, complaining, "I can't work like this!" The closing pages seem to give Watt the upper hand (hint: a humiliating pink tutu is involved), but readers, who will adore Chester's unbridled self-interest and blatant disregard for artistic integrity, may suspect that this is one kitty who has not yet begun to fight. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cats -- Juvenile fiction.
Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction.
Cats -- Fiction.
Storytelling -- Fiction.
Publisher Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY :Kids Can Press,2007
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781554531400 (bound)
1554531403 (bound)
9781554534609 (pbk)
1554534607 (pbk)
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