Chester's Masterpiece

Chester's Masterpiece

Book - 2010
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Chester's finally ready to write his own masterpiece -- he just needs to get pesky writer-illustrator Melanie 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. Ages 4-8 AUTHOR: It was in a design class taught by Michele Lemieux at the University of Quebec in Montreal that author and illustrator Melanie Watt created her first picture book, Leon the Chameleon, which was later published by Kids Can Press. Watt went on to create several more books, including the Learning with Animals collection and Augustine, which was named an ALA Notable Children's Book. Watt has also illustrated Where Does a Tiger-Heron Spend the Night? and Bearcub and Mama, which won the 2006 IRA Teachers' Choices Project. Colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781554535668
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,29 cm.


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VaughanPLNaomi Oct 31, 2018

This story is great as a read-aloud! Chester is a character with personality and attitude. He has taken over Melanie's story and their back and forth dialogue is funny for kids and adults. Melanie Watt breaks the fourth wall in a way that will make kids laugh and inspire them to write their own stories.

Jan 18, 2017

Sure it slyly taught the youngsters on how to create a story & what genre.
It also her resume on what writer/illustrator to book industry on her imagination, self-deprecation and skills.
Jungle scene in pencil or Chester's "editing" her book were perfect examples.

Jul 31, 2014

I like the book a lot

Jul 31, 2014

good book

Jul 31, 2014

l like reading chester because it is relaxing

rjhbooks Oct 06, 2011

starting reading to my 7 year old and by page three my 11 year old and 13 year old had slowly crept ontu the bed !

Sep 16, 2011

Finally, Chester gets the acclaim and recognition he deserves! Great companion to the other two Chester books. Must read!

librarylin19 Mar 16, 2011

Chester's is back for a 3rd time, this time he's trying to write a book on his own. The author tries to give her input(on yellow sticky notes) but Chester wants to do his own thing - including not so happy endings for cute mousie. Hilarious fun for all ages(even adults!) Make sure you read it cover to cover, lots of funny inserts in the bibliography and author biography sections too.

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Jul 29, 2014

mirmywormy123 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jul 17, 2014

Ben7pokemon thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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