The Resource Chester, Ayano Imai

Chester, Ayano Imai

Label
Chester
Title
Chester
Statement of responsibility
Ayano Imai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chester, a black-and-white dog with a serious mein, loves his family, but they seem to have forgotten about him. Unhappy, he puts his doghouse on his head and leaves. But for where? In the forest, the birds think he's a wolf and force him out. The city is too crowded and expensive. When he's scooped up by a wealthy woman, Chester finds himself in the lap of luxury. Toys! Treats! But after his owner dreses him in baby clothes, Chester takes off. "Now what?" a cold and lonely Chester wonders as he walks in the rain. Then, in the happiest of endings, he hears the voices of his family, who have been looking for him since he left. Imai, who lives in Japan, has produced a small gem. The story - one that children can take easily to their hearts - is illustrated in delicate watercolors that nonetheless project force both in action and emotion. Masterfully, Imai combines an almost surrealistic style, in which price tags float in the breeze and leaves serve as umbrellas, with a centered plotline that keeps its focus throughout. At the heart of everything is the dogged dog Chester, who rarely changes expression but learns much about leaving and loving
Cataloging source
UUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Imai, Ayano
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Picture books
  • Pets
  • Pet owners
  • Runaways
  • Dogs
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Chester, Ayano Imai
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn173183976
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780698400627
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)173183976
Label
Chester, Ayano Imai
Publication
Control code
ocn173183976
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780698400627
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)173183976

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