Chato and the Party Animals

By Gary Soto, Susan Guevara (Illustrator)

Susan Guevara's larger than life, mural-like images translate and extend Soto's barrio story with vitality, color and social commentary. Discovering that his best friend, Novio Boy, has never had a birthday party, Chato the Cat plans a surprise pachanga. Everything is set except that Chato forgets to invite the guest of honor. Sly humor and Latino symbolism abound in these innovative, acrylic-on-scratchboard illustrations.

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