From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2—Chester, the irascible calico cat who likes to hijack Mélanie Watt's books, is at it again. This time, the wily and willful feline has hidden all of his creator's art supplies. Armed with his trademark red marker, he sets out to create his very own story on lined, taped, and stapled notebook paper. Poor Mélanie is reduced to penciled Post-it notes as she demands that Chester turn over her supplies. When he finally runs out of ink and Watt regains control, she draws Chester in a silly get-up. But as usual, the cat reveals a final sly payback. The tongue-in-cheek back and forth dialogue between the cat and his off-scene author will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Fans of Chester
(2007) and Chester's Back!
(2008, both Kids Can) will celebrate the return of silliness, and new readers will seek out the first titles to get more of this blithely egotistical feline and his exasperated owner.—Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WI
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Fat tabby Chester continues his fierce battle for control with author Watt. This time, Chester has taken over after hiding Watt’s art supplies and computer mouse. The cover image, which looks like it’s been taped and stapled over the real cover, showcases Chester brandishing his red marker, with the words “With NO help from” added before Watt’s credit. Chester is a gleeful and exuberant author, rejecting all of Watt’s Post-it notes on the ingredients of a good story. This dialogue vividly conveys what books are all about—genre, setting, plot, heroes, ending—in uproarious fashion. Grades K-2. --Connie Fletcher