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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 350L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press; Reprint edition (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554534607
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554534609
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.3 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

This sidesplitting metafiction offers further proof of Watt’s ... extravagantly fresh, cheeky voice.

Highly Recommended

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.

More About the Author

Melanie Watt lives in Montreal, Quebec. She is the author and illustrator of a number of children's books including Scaredy Squirrel and Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend.

Customer Reviews

It is a quick, fun kids book.
Lara-Ashley
Author Melanie starts writing a story about a mouse, and Chester the cat interrupts her with his red marker, to edit the story and change the illustrations.
J. Grambo
I loved these books to read to my kids at school.
MN Gal

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Cox VINE VOICE on August 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
We are a couple owned by a cat, as anyone who knows cats understands. We also own a bookstore. But enough about us, Hobo says. Here's Hobo's take on "Chester":

Hobo: Chester is a way cool cat. Take it from this famous and handsome cat, I recognize Chester's prowess as a fellow writer. Way to go, Chester, keeping Melanie in line, and telling that silly mouse who's boss. Don't get me wrong, I love Melanie's drawings, just like I love Susan Gage's drawings in my book, but I really appreciate all your footnotes and corrections. I give you two thumbs up (I really do have thumbs!)

People owned by Hobo, bookstore folks: people love this book. I just had someone buy this out of the store this morning, at full price, which is saying a lot, because hardcover books are getting soooooo expensive at full retail price. But these parents didn't even bat an eyelash, because their daughter was obviously entranced and highly amused by Chester.

We have Chester on display in our store right by "Hobo Finds A Home", "A Home for Dixie", "Chosen By A Horse", "Rescuing Sprite", Kitten's First Full Moon, and "The Art of Racing in the Rain".
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. Owens on February 19, 2008
Format: Hardcover
What a delightful book for the child (girl or boy) and for the parent. My 6 yr. old loves it and wants to have it read to her every night before bed. We bought it for her school library in honor of her birthday. Now we will have to buy another just so we can have it at home all the time.
It's a very charming book. At the very end, I was wanting more dialogue. But it's still very cute book for any child. I think this particular book needs to have it's own series going and see what else Chester is up to. It has a potential Garfield-feel about it. I hope to see more from Chester and Melanie Watt.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By K. Martin on May 3, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I bought this as a gift for a young lady. It literally had her rolling on the floor laughing her rear off. If you don't buy it now, at least put it on your wish list to pick-up later!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. Allen on April 4, 2008
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This book was phenomenal and so unique!!! The children were cracking up at what Chester did to Melanie's story. We need more books that are "out of the box" like this one. This is a must for every children's library!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lara-Ashley on October 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Poor Chester! All Chester wants is some attention and to get rid of the pesky mouse and dog that torment his existence. With the help of his red marker Chester is able to make his perfect world! This book does not have a huge "story" component but has tons of personality. It is a quick, fun kids book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Tousha on June 20, 2008
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This book is enjoyable not only for the kids but also for the adult reading it....my son found it funny enough to laugh out loud and he is only 3 years old....it was very cute...highlly recommend for all readers.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amy on November 30, 2007
Format: Hardcover
One of the few children's books I've read that made me laugh out loud! Highly entertaining for children and their parents.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Make it Funny on April 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The author is trying to write a book about a mouse, but a mischievous cat named Chester, who is very handy with a red marker, keeps changing it to be about him! Chester has a very high opinion of himself. He and the author go back and forth trying to take charge of the story. It's a really fun read, funny to the last page. I will read more books by this author.
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