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Chester (edition 2009)

by Melanie Watt, Melanie Watt (Illustrator)

Series: Chester (1)

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Title:Chester
Authors:Melanie Watt
Other authors:Melanie Watt (Illustrator)
Info:Kids Can Press (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:1st-3rd grd, easy, cats, mouse, comical

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Chester by Melanie Watt

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In this book the author, Melanie, is trying to tell a story about a mouse who lived int he country, However here vain cat Chester keeps interjecting in the story using a big red marker to change the story and make it all about himself. Melanie is more and more annoyed with his interruptions until she finally agrees to make her story about Chester. Melanie humiliates Chester by telling as story in which he wears pink tutus. Chester then promises to take vengeance.

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I am not sure what to make of this book. It is certainly not a literary master piece. However it has a certain charm that makes it really enjoyable to read. The way the author constructs the story is very clever. She has written a story about a cat that writes about himself. Even from very little detail, the reader really gets a sense of Chesters character traits.
I also enjoyed how the illustrations were part of the story. They did not depict the story as illustrations often do in other books, they were part of the the story. With out the illustrations the story makes no sense. ( )
  ycinto1 | Sep 29, 2014 |
Author Melanie Watt is trying to write a story about a mouse who lived in the country, but her obnoxious, self-centered cat wants the book to be about him. He writes all over her pages with a red marker in an attempt to steal the focus, as the two go back and forth trying to gain control of the story. Will Melanie get to finish writing her story of the mouse, or will Chester prevail as author of this book?

A charming book written and illustrated by Melanie Watt with a comical story line that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. ( )
  lbblackwell | Jul 12, 2014 |
Great picture book of a cat who tries to take over the mouse's story and make it a book about himself. Z is for Moose is another of this genre that I loved. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
Darling, and creative book for a read aloud lesson from young readers. Chester the cat interrupts a sweet little mouse who attempts to tell a story. The cat takes over and tells how Melanie (the actual author) asks him to write a better story. Chester writes all about him! Melanie enters back into the story and takes a humorous spin on Chester, that we doesn't find so funny. This would be a great read aloud for teaching point of view. ( )
  KelseyDavison | Jan 13, 2014 |
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For Marcos, Eva, Melina and Laya (crossed out)

For Chester because I couldn't have made this book without him. He's the smartest, most handsome cat in the world. I wish I could be lie him someday.
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Once upon a time there was a mouse.
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