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Chester's Way


There was only one way for Chester to do things - his own way. Wilson did things the same way; they were best friends. From double-knotting their shoes to cutting their sandwiches diagonally, Chester and Wilson were two of a kind.

"They really are two peas in a pod," said Chester's mother.

"Looks like it," said Chester's father.

From morning to night - and in every way - they were inseparable. But then they met Lilly ... and extraordinary things happened to their friendship.

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This "sunny" tale of mouse friendships features rambunctious Lilly (of the purple plastic purse). In a boxed review, PW said, "every sentence is either downright funny or dense with playful, deadpan humor." Ages 4-up. (Sept.)

PreS-Gr 2-Kevin Henkes's charming story (Greenwillow Books, 1988) of two friends who are truly "two peas in a pod" comes to life in this quality production. Chester and Wilson do everything the same way, from cutting sandwiches to playing baseball. Then Lilly, of purple plastic purse fame, moves into the neighborhood. Lilly has her own way of doing things, and Chester and Wilson don't know quite what to make of her until the day she uses one of her disguises to frighten off some misbehaving older boys. Chester and Wilson look at Lilly in a new light, and discover that the three of them have more in common than they previously believed, and that perhaps different ways of doing things are just fine. Narrator Laura Hamilton keeps listeners engaged with her terrific intonation and distinct voice for each character. Background music and sound effects enhance the tale. One side of the recording has page-turn signals to help youngsters read along.-Judy Czarnecki, Chippewa River District Library System, Mt. Pleasant, MI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

"Children will make "Chester's Way their own."--"School Library Journal"The virtues of variety, experimentation, and friendship are deftly handled in the amusing, believable story."--"The Horn Book

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