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Ambient Findability by Peter Morville
Amulet 3: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi
Cat the Cat, Who is That? by Mo Willems
The Cats of Roxville Station by Jean Craigshead George
Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin
Collective Intelligence by Pierre Lévy
Chester by Mélanie Watt
Chester's Back by Mélanie Watt
Dr. Death and the Vampire by Aaron Schutz
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The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter
Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry
How Many Cats? by Lauren Thompson
Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey
Librarian on the Roof by MG King
A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
Oz: The Hundredth Anniversary edited by Peter Glassman
Sam and the Tigers by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney
The Secret Box by Barbara Lehman
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
That Day in September by Artie Van Why
This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson
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Chester: 09/03/11

cover art

Chester by Mélanie Watt is the first book in a picture book series about a meddling cat who wants to the star of a book. Mélanie Watt, on the other hand, wants to write a story about a mouse.

Through the dialog between Mélanie and Chester and the cat's use of red marker to draw over the original artwork, the book teaches children about the different parts of a story.

Chester is the first cartoon cat with this much attitude since Garfield. But he's aimed at a younger audience, the pre-K to second grade set.

There are two other Chester books: Chester Returns and Chester's Masterpiece (review coming).

Four stars.

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Comment #1: Monday, September, 5, 2011 at 15:51:56

Carin Siegfried

I love Chester! I have one of his red markers (a promo item from a couple of years ago.) Melanie Watt is brilliant.



Comment #2: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 18:16:14

Pussreboots

How cute that there were red markers for promos.