Chester`s Masterpiece

Chester’s Masterpiece

By Andrea Belcham

A review of Chester's Masterpiece by Mélanie Watt

Published on February 1, 2010

Chester’s Masterpiece
Mélanie Watt

Kids Can Press

The ever-amusing battle between creator and creation continues in Chester’s Masterpiece by author and illustrator Mélanie Watt. Tubby tortoiseshell cat Chester has staged a coup by hiding Watt’s art supplies; seizing a fat red marker, he proceeds to ink his own story, casting himself as the ultimate hero. But it’s a tale without principles or direction, and Watt tries to salvage the book by interposing suggestions and admonishments via a scavenged pencil and a pad of sticky notes. Chester parries each attempt at editing until his marker runs out . . . A romp for children and parents both. mRb

Andrea Belcham lives in Saint-Lazare, where many of her best neighbours are trees.



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