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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).
Comment #1: Monday, September, 5, 2011 at 15:51:56
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
How cute that there were red markers for promos.