Chester's masterpiece

by Watt, Mélanie, 1975-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 16 of 18 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book J WAT
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Watt
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Summary
Chester's finally ready to write his own masterpiece - he just needs to get Mélanie Watt out of the way! A wry take on the creative process and how good stories are constructed.




When Chester (the cat) announces he's taking over for Mélanie Watt on this book due to some technical difficulties*, Mélanie begs to differ. She tells him that no one will want to publish his messy book. And she demands that he return her supplies so she can get to work. Chester insists he can create the best, most original story anyone has ever read in their entire nine lives. Only, his attempts don't quite work. Even with Mélanie's prodding, Chester struggles to find his own story to tell. Hmm ... will the real author and illustrator have the last laugh after all?




*Mélanie's art supplies and computer mouse have mysteriously gone missing.




Here's another hilarious Chester picture book from award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator Mélanie Watt. The story is told through the dialogue between Watt, who communicates on sticky notes, and Chester, whose comments are tucked around his creations, which sprawl across the spreads and include loads of tape, staples, and torn-out notebook paper. Chester himself, as drawn by Watt, and his trusty red marker dominate the action, and the pure silly fun makes this a popular read-aloud. Bits of humor can be found all over the pages - including running commentary from an actual mouse - encouraging visual literacy. With its wry take on the creative process and how good stories are constructed, this is also a perfect companion to lessons on the parts of story, including genre, setting, plot and characters.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Fat tabby Chester continues his fierce battle for control with author Watt. This time, Chester has taken over after hiding Watt's art supplies and computer mouse. The cover image, which looks like it's been taped and stapled over the real cover, showcases Chester brandishing his red marker, with the words With NO help from added before Watt's credit. Chester is a gleeful and exuberant author, rejecting all of Watt's Post-it notes on the ingredients of a good story. This dialogue vividly conveys what books are all about genre, setting, plot, heroes, ending in uproarious fashion.--Fletcher, Connie Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In troublemaking Chester's third outing, he again hijacks the narrative, blithely wielding a red marker as he creates his own story (at the expense of Watt and a much-abused mouse). The usurped author converses with Chester via sticky notes, attempting to coax him into relinquishing control ("C'mon! You can't copy bits and pieces of another story! REAL authors come up with their own ideas!!"). But sassy Chester is determined to do things his way. The clever concept still works, and the warring banter will have readers eagerly flipping the pages, up to the laugh-out-loud conclusion. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cats -- Juvenile fiction.
Cats -- Fiction.
Authorship -- Fiction.
Publisher Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY :Kids Can Press,2010
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781554535668 (hardcover)
1554535662 (hardcover)
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