Chester's Masterpiece by Mélanie WattChester's Masterpiece by Mélanie Watt

Chester's Masterpiece

byMélanie WattIllustratorMélanie Watt

Picture Books | March 1, 2010

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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.
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 Sq...
Title:Chester's MasterpieceFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 11.25 × 9.88 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:11.25 × 9.88 × 0.5 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554535662

ISBN - 13:9781554535668

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chester's Masterpiece (Chester) by Mélanie Watt I love the dynamics between Melanie and Chester. Their quibbling is such fun to watch. Here Melanie is confined to writing post-it notes to Chester as he creates his masterpiece. Along the way, readers learn about what goes into creating a children’s book, though they will be having far too much fun to notice that they are learning things too. Watts’ illustrations are done with such differing styles that it is easy to forget she is also drawing Chester. The book design is a large part of its success and that is thanks to her art. Highly recommended, but make sure you enjoy the other two Chester books too. All three are such fun. Appropriate for ages 5-8.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy read So fun and easy to read at all ages. I used to read this to my daughter when she was younger and now she reads to me.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfectly Mélanie...sorry I mean Chester. It is a battle of wills between feline and creator in this hilarious new book by Mélanie Watt. Her egocentric cat Chester has hidden her art supplies so that he can write his own story. But, he gets kind of confused and soon Mélanie is showing him how it’s done. Watt (and Chester) has created a book that not only tells a funny story, but teaches kids the important components of what goes into a good story. This book is so endearing, that I predict that this will be at bedtime favourite for kids young and young-at-heart.
Date published: 2010-03-03

Editorial Reviews

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