Friday, May 27, 2011

Chester by Melanie Watt

ChesterIn Chester, written and illustrated by Melanie Watt, Chester the cat wants a story written about him and keeps interrupting the author while she's trying to write a story about a mouse.  Chester's thoughts are in red ink throughout the book and he often crosses out what the author has written to replace it with what he wants written.

The concept of this book is different, and somewhat interesting.  It took a while for the book to grow on me.  Anna loved it and wanted it reread a few times and the more I reread it the more I grew to appreciate it a bit. I had to let go of the idea that I wanted the book to tell a nice story and I just had to accept that it was a different book.  It is pretty imaginative and kind of funny and will appeal to some people's sense of humor.  

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