Chester

Chester by Melanie Watt

Author Melanie Watt is trying to write a book about a mouse, but her cat Chester is trying to get her to write a book about HIM.  So Melanie will write a page, and Chester will take his red pen and edit it to suit his story.  It leads to a power struggle between the author and her cat, filled with laugh-out-loud funny moments. Who will win in the end?  You’ll just have to read and laugh along to find out.

The illustrations are great fun here, because Chester does his best to change the detailed illustrations with his red marker.  Watt has done a fine job of creating two styles of illustration laid together.  She has also written a book that reads aloud very well with lots of personality and energy. 

This is one of those books that will get a classroom of children just shouting with laughter.  I highly recommend sharing this with a group of children ages 5-8.  The humor will draw in even the most jaded of elementary school children.