Chato and the Party Animals

Chato and the Party Animals

Gary Soto - Author

Susan Guevara - Illustrator

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ISBN 9780399231599 | 32 pages | 07 Aug 2000 | Putnam Juvenile | 8.89 x 11.29in | 4 - 8 years
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Chato, the coolest cat in el barrio, loves to party--but not his best buddy, Novio Boy. Birthday parties always make him blue. "I'm from the pound," he tells Chato. "I don't know when I was born. I never knew my mami. I never even had a birthday party, or nothing." So Chato plans the coolest surprise party for Novio Boy, inviting all of el barrio, and cooking up a storm. But he forgets the most important thing--inviting Novio Boy! Luckily, just as everyone starts remembering all the things they used to love about their long-lost friend, the birthday boy arrives with his own surprise--himself! In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called Chato's Kitchen "Wickedly funny...Guevara's cats are delicious send-ups of barrio characters, and Soto's words glisten with wit. Salud to this magical pairing of talents."
[A] joyous celebration of friendship.…Irresistible. (School Library Journal, starred review)

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