Mélanie Watt
Mélanie Watt

Chester is more than a picture book. It is a story told, and retold, by dueling author-illustrators.

Mélanie Watt starts out with the story of a mouse in a house. Then Mélanie's cat, Chester, sends the mouse packing and proceeds to cover the pages with rewrites from his red marker, and the gloves are off.

Mélanie and her mouse won't take Chester's antics lying down. And Chester is obviously a creative powerhouse with confidence to spare. Where will this war of the picture-book makers lead? Is it a one-way ticket to Chesterville, or will Mélanie get her mouse production off the ground?

978-1-55453-460-9 | Aug 1, 2009
List Price: USD $8.99, CAD $9.99
4-color 9 3/8 x 11 32 pages
Grades: Pre-K To 3 / Ages: 4 to 8

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Awards & Reviews

“This sidesplitting metafiction offers further proof of Watt's ... extravagantly fresh, cheeky voice.”
— Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review, November 2007
“Highly Recommended.”
— Kirkus Review, Starred Review, September 2007
2011 - Virginia Readers' Choice Award, Virginia State Reader's Association, Winner
2010 - Nevada Young Reader's Award, Nevada Library Association, Winner
2010 - Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, Winner
2010 - Grand Canyon Reader Award, Arizona Library & Reading Associations, Winner
2009 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2009 - Time To Read Award, British Columbia Achievement Foundation, Winner
2008 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2008 - Golden Archer Award, WEMTA, Winner
2008 - Notable Children's Books in Language Arts, NCTE, Short-listed
2008 - Childrens' Choices, International Reading Association, Short-listed
2008 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Short-listed
2007 - Best Bets Picture Book, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2007 - Book of the Year, ForeWord Magazine, Short-listed

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