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Chester Chester is 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 This is a book for sharing It is so much fun you just have to show it to someone else That s how I came across it, and in turn I have shared it also It demonstrates the individualism of cats according to my husband He thinks it deserves 5 s as it is so much fun to read He adds, It s the quintessential cat book It s all about the cat and how everything has to accommodate to the cat There, now my husband has taken over my review This is an ingenious picture book that will be appreciated by anyone who loves cats or has a sense of humor.Chester the cat, with his red marker, takes over the writing of the story from M lanie Watt, and the results are cute and amusing The pictures are well done too I especially liked the mouse.This is a terrific read aloud book, as long as a lot of time is spent perusing the pictures and red marker crossed out text.I gave it an extra star for the author illustrator s inventiveness. 3.5 starsOkay, so, it s funny I could nitpick things I m not overly fond of, but overall I think this was meant to be written with a great deal of love for cats behind it which, I m happy about.Watt starts out trying to write a book about a mouse that lives in a country house But, Chester wants the story to be about him, so he keeps adjusting the story.Anyone who s had a cat try to focus your attention on the cat instead of whatever else you re possibly doing should enjoy this cute tale And 3.5 starsOkay, so, it s funny I could nitpick things I m not overly fond of, but overall I think this was meant to be written with a great deal of love for cats behind it which, I m happy about.Watt starts out trying to write a book about a mouse that lives in a country house But, Chester wants the story to be about him, so he keeps adjusting the story.Anyone who s had a cat try to focus your attention on the cat instead of whatever else you re possibly doing should enjoy this cute tale And, even the about the author stuff is hilarious and enjoyable This is a super fun book, that makes fun of itself and most books like it This book is about a mouse, however, Chester the cat takes over, redoing the drawings and adding his own words A very creative and funny read. Tired of waiting to be the star of his own book, fat cat Chester takes over mouse s book, emending it with his red permanent marker.Suoer cute concept, I would have liked to see it fleshed out just a littleA fewpages. Determined to star in M lanie Watt s new picture book, Chester the cat hijacks the creative process, editing her story with his bright red marker Who wants to read a book about a mouse anyway BORING Discerning readers would rather enjoy this tale of a cat who is CharmingHandsomeEnvy of MouseSmartTalentedEnvy of M lanieReally handsomeAn engaging and humorous book, Chester is sure to please young bedtime listeners, who will find themselves giggling helplessly at the back and forth struggle betw Determined to star in M lanie Watt s new picture book, Chester the cat hijacks the creative process, editing her story with his bright red marker Who wants to read a book about a mouse anyway BORING Discerning readers would rather enjoy this tale of a cat who is CharmingHandsomeEnvy of MouseSmartTalentedEnvy of M lanieReally handsomeAn engaging and humorous book, Chester is sure to please young bedtime listeners, who will find themselves giggling helplessly at the back and forth struggle between cat and author The pencil and watercolor illustrations add to the hilarity, as do the many little whimsical touches, from thePlace My Award Hereblurb on the front cover, to the1 million dollarsprice tag on front dust jacket flap Entertaining, original, and not to be missed Publication Date August 1, 2009 Age Range 4 8 years Series ChesterChester isthan 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 conf Publication Date August 1, 2009 Age Range 4 8 years Series ChesterChester isthan 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 Got this out of the library for my 5 year old, and adored it Laughed so hard I couldn t read the story coherently, which actually would have been a little tricky under any circumstances, as I had to pause a lot to explain the wacky postmodern premise of the book to my slightly puzzled boy Essentially Chester the cat and Melanie Watt the author are fighting for control over the narration of a sweet story about a mouse, Chester being particularly aggressive, crossing out lines and drawing gentl Got this out of the library for my 5 year old, and adored it Laughed so hard I couldn t read the story coherently, which actually would have been a little tricky under any circumstances, as I had to pause a lot to explain the wacky postmodern premise of the book to my slightly puzzled boy Essentially Chester the cat and Melanie Watt the author are fighting for control over the narration of a sweet story about a mouse, Chester being particularly aggressive, crossing out lines and drawing gently rude pictures I also had to explain to T such book elements as dedications and author bios, which Chester, with his bright red pen has also had a hand in The circle on the front cover which reads in Chester s hand Place My Award Here expresses the spirit of the book perfectly Oh, this book earned some belly laughs from my nephew He loved the pages in which Chester expressed his frustration with Melanie and the mouse by drawing unflattering stick figures of them He busted out laughing and said, Amy, read that page again After we were done he said, I like Chester Thanks for the suggestion, Ryan.

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