Chester is the neatest trick in illustrations in a long time. It's right there for all the world to see all the way through the book, but not until the end is Chester's secret given away. Younger, sharper eyes may spot what Chester's got that will make him a sideshow attraction and if they don't, they'll still have the pleasure of being pleasantly fooled. Before Chester comes into his own, his story is a funny/exciting rundown on the perils of circus ambitions. Like Ella and Randy's Dandy Lions and all the other amusing and color-filled Peet favorites, Chester is going to be a laugh aloud choice.