Thursday 4 November 2010

Chester's back!

Chester's Back!

Written and Illustrated by Melanie Watt

Published by HarperCollins Children's Books

Okay, okay I'll admit it. I've got a massive crush on Melanie Watt and I really like her sense of humour. The Scaredy Squirrel "Self Help" books for nervous squirrel types are excellent, but ahh Melanie, what on earth is going on in the Chester books? 

The sassy cat demands star billing and proceeds to turn Mel's book into a disaster. She does exact her revenge in the end but you know Chester will have the last laugh. 

Not as immediately accessible for youngsters as the Scaredy Squirrel books but a great and original idea. 

Charlotte's best bit: Seeing what Melanie Watt does to Chester to get her own back. 

Daddy's favourite bit: Lovely pics of Melanie Watt. Sigh. 

Rating: 3 out of 5