Chester's Masterpiece (Hardcover)

By Mélanie Watt, Mélanie Watt (Illustrator)

Kids Can Press, 9781554535668, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

List Price: 18.95*
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Description

Chester's finally ready to write his own masterpiece --- he just needs to get pesky writer-illustrator Mélanie Watt out of the way.

Chester's solo attempts at storytelling are messy, to say the least, but he's determined to go it alone. But where's his story going? After several alternative (but always unhappy) endings, Chester is confronted by a problem he never bargained for. A wry comment on the creative process and how good stories are constructed, this is the most uproarious Chester book yet.


About the Author

Mélanie Watt is an acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. Her books include the Scaredy Squirrel, Chester and Learning With Animals series, Augustine, Leon the Chameleon and Have I Got a Book for You! She lives near Montreal.

Mélanie Watt is an acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. Her books include the Scaredy Squirrel, Chester and Learning With Animals series, Augustine, Leon the Chameleon and Have I Got a Book for You! She lives near Montreal.



Praise For Chester's Masterpiece

The back and forth conversation between character and creator, along with the visual and verbal energy Watt brings to every project she undertakes, keeps us glued to the page.—Quill & Quire

This dialogue vividly conveys what books are all about - genre , setting , plot, heroes , ending - in uproarious fashion.—Booklist

There are plenty of giggles along the way, and the author's revenge (not to mention Chester's hiding place for her supplies) will elicit gales of laughter. A must purchase, especially where the first two are loved.—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

The tongue-in-cheek back and forth dialogue between the cat and his off-scene author will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.—School Library Journal

The clever concept still works, and the warring banter will have readers eagerly flipping the pages, up to the laugh-out-loud conclusion.—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review