Melanie Watt is NOT the author of this book-Chester, her plump calico cat with the big red marker, is. Mouse is NOT the star of the story. Chester uses his red marker to edit the story, sending Mouse on a vacation: "Hasta la vista, Mousie!" Mouse returns from Mexico with a big bulldog. Chester uses the power of the pen to make the dog vegetarian. Melanie and Mouse try to take back control, but Chester edits himself a perfectly Chester-filled day. Melanie rains on his parade, so Chester writes THE END. When Melanie capitulates and makes Chester the star, he's not the least bit happy with the wardrobe. Canadian creator of Scaredy Squirrel, Watt has concocted an excellent and decidedly silly addition to the meta-textual picture-book canon. Chester is a cheeky and delightful author/hero. He's even conveniently marked a place on the cover of his book for an award sticker. Highly recommended. (Picture book. 5-8) - Kirkus Reviews Image acquired from Amazon.com
**Note: The nifty book summaries on this blog come from the Library of Congress CIP data unless otherwise noted. The pictures come from the Frisco ISD online catalog (June 2017 and earlier) & Prosper ISD Destiny Quest (2017 and beyond) unless otherwise noted.
My name is Erin Mattei and I am the librarian at Cynthia Cockrell Elementary in Prosper ISD! I am so excited to bring the joy of reading and life-long learning the the lives of children. Reading is the key to success. It is my passion to get children excited about reading! :)