Les fantaisies de César (Mouse Books)
Chester and Wilson had their own way of doing things, and they did everything together. When they cut their sandwiches, it was always diagonally. When they rode their bikes, they always used hand signals. If Chester was hungry, Wilson was too. They were two of a kind, and that's the way it was - until indomitable Lilly, who had her own way of doing things, moved into the n...more
I just love this author/illustrator. He’s so vividly remembers childhood.
His illustrations, which wouldn’t appeal to me that much outside of any context, work so well in this book. They’re adorable.
This is a wonderful story, one that children will completely understand, about friendship. It’s about a friendship, and how it evolves. It’s about making room for new friends. It’s about what binds and connects us.
It’s a lovely story...more
Then Lilly moves in, with HER special way of doing things. And Chester and Wilson avoid her like the plague. Seriously. But she saves the day with water guns when some bigger boys decide to taunt Chester and Wilson (it's t...more
One day, some older mice begin to make fun of C...more
This book has vivid and colorful i...more
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Chester's Way is a story of friendship between Chester and Wilson. Chester and Wilson both have their own ways of doing things. They have the same breakfast and play the same games. When Lilly moves in she has different ideas and they choose to avoid her. One day a bully was bothering Chester and Wilson and Lilly helps them out and secures her...more
Chester and Wilson, Wilson and Chester. That's the way it was.....until Lilly moved into the neighborhood. This incredible story tells of three loveable mice as they learn about what friendship is all about. Children will relate to the quirkiness of the characters and simply fall in love with them.
Themes: Friendship, acceptance
Ways to use the book: I have used this book as a read-aloud EVERY year to start the school year at EVERY grade I've ever taught. Is is a good remi...more
I enjoyed having this read to me by Vannesa Marano and Katie Leclerc.
I like the story about getting along and finding differences. We aren't all a like and that is a good thing. Chester and Wilson are stuck in their own world of diagonally sliced sandwiches until Lilly comes along.
I am hit and miss with Henkes book, either I like them or I hate them. This is a like. I mean, any friends that will dress up as the Three Blind Mice so they all cou...more
Chester and Wilson are inseparable best friends and have their own way of doing everything together. Then, Lilly moved into the neighborhood and she has her own way of doing things. Eventually, they become the best of friends and develop their own way of doing things together.
Both actress did excellent jobs bringing the characters to life. I esp...more
Chester and Wilson did everything together: cut their sandwiches dialonally, used hand signals when riding their bikes, and carried extra bandaids. Lilly wears flamboyant disguises and carries a squirt gun just in case. The two friends avoid her like the plague, until the day she rescues them. T...more
Chester's Way is a great book for any young kid, especially one so set in their own routines that they may not see other ways of doing things. Children dealing with OCD or anything similar may be able to get something out of it as well. That's not to say a child no...more
I love Kevin Henkes for both the stories he writes and the illustrations he creates...more
This is an interested book. More than the story, I have to say that I like the format of the book and the illustrations. Very great illustrations are placed over or next the text that deals with the illustration. The illustrati...more
What I like about this book is that it shows children that just because everyone has things they like to do, it d...more
Recommended by Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten and while this one is a larger picture book size as opposed to the smaller early readers (Penny chapter books) it is a great addition to our...more
Today he's the author of many award-winning picture books and novels.