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Jun 19 2009

Chester's back by Melanie Watt

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HarperCollins, 2008 ISBN 9780007270248
This sequel to the funny Chester (2007) the picture book about a forward and pompous cat, which kept intruding upon the illustrator's page, doesn't quite match the original in humour. In this new book, Chester is part of the story about a cat living in a far away land. The story begins like a fairy story, but Chester keeps on intruding, and keeps this up right to the end of the book. At first he is a cave cat, and then he gets behind the illustration and takes over all together, calling auditions for the story. His ego sees himself in a luxury limousine going to the theatre where he is a star, but he is drawn as a cat with a star around his neck and so calls for a new illustrator who will allow him to be a star.
The illustrations of this egomaniac cat are very funny and the way he intrudes upon the page will encourage readers to look for him and follow his antics.
Fran Knight

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