Chester by Melanie Watt


Chester by Melanie Watt

Meet Chester, the delightfully self-centred cat! A highly original and hilariously boisterous new picture book from the prize-winning creator of the best-selling Scaredy Squirrel. The author/illustrator of this book is actually trying to write a story about a mouse in a house, but Chester, her mischievous cat, just won't stop interfering. He keeps doodling on the pages, writing rude comments and changing the story with his annoying red marker pen! Will Melanie ever manage to stop Chester from upstaging her at every turn, or will he take over completely?


Praise for Scaredy Squirrel: Youngsters will go nuts over this one. Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Melanie Watt

Q&A with Melanie Watt:

How did you get involved with children’s books?
Through Michèle Lemieux, my illustration teacher in university. One of our assignments was to create a book about color. I decided to write a story about a chameleon to help explain complementary colors to children. I later sent my book project, Leon the Chameleon, to Kids Can Press.

What was your training or schooling?
I have a college degree in graphic design and a bachelors of arts in graphic design from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Do you have any tips for young creators?
If you find something that you enjoy and are passionate about, don’t hesitate to follow that path. It’s amazing what you can accomplish by focusing on things you love doing! I was in administration for two years before I realized that it wasn’t for me and that I wasn't motivated. When you’re in an environment where you don’t fit in, you start to think that you are the one with the problem. It can be very discouraging! When you’re in an environment where you feel comfortable and where you can contribute something, that’s when you feel good about yourself!

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2 To 5


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Publication date

3rd March 2008



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