Chester's Masterpiece: 01/21/12
Chester's Masterpiece is the third of Mélanie Watt's Chester books. In this one Chester gets his revenge and takes charge with a red marker pen.
Chester's begins his attempt at writing his own masterpiece by hiding all of Mélanie's art supplies and notes. Some of her work is in his litter box!
In all this silliness though, children learn about the creative process. They have access to Mélanie's Post-It notes and her sketches. They can see the tools she uses for making her drawings too.
Chester for Harriet is like Garfield was for me as a child. He's a cat and an anarchist. It's just part of being a cat. Harriet will read and re-read Watt's books a dozen or so times when they are checked out from the library.
Comment #1: Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 17:16:17
Sounds like this is a fun book to show kids how illustrators actually make the books. I like that.
Comment #2: Monday, January 23, 2012 at 22:16:17
It is a fun introduction to the art and work of illustration.