Chester's Masterpiece

Mélanie Watt
Mélanie Watt

Chester's finally ready to write his own masterpiece --- he just needs to get pesky writer-illustrator Mélanie 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.

978-1-55453-566-8 | Mar 1, 2010
List Price: USD $18.95, CAD $18.95
4-color 9 3/8 x 11 32 pages
Grades: Pre-K To 3 / Ages: 4 to 8
978-1-55453-354-1 | Sep 1, 2020
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

Educational Resources

Adult Directed

Awards & Reviews

“There are plenty of giggles along the way, and the author's revenge (not to mention Chester's hiding place for her supplies) will elicit gales of laughter. A must purchase, especially where the first two are loved.”
— Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review, January 2010
“The back and forth conversation between character and creator, along with the visual and verbal energy Watt brings to every project she undertakes, keeps us glued to the page.”
— Quill & Quire, March 2010
“The clever concept still works, and the warring banter will have readers eagerly flipping the pages, up to the laugh-out-loud conclusion.”
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, March 2010
“This dialogue vividly conveys what books are all about - genre , setting , plot, heroes , ending - in uproarious fashion.”
— Booklist, March 2010
“The tongue-in-cheek back and forth dialogue between the cat and his off-scene author will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.”
— School Library Journal, April 2010
2011 - Golden Archer Award, Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association, Winner
2011 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, Ontario Arts Council, Winner

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