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.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award 2002 (Medal Winner)
- Age: Younger
- Format: Book
- ISBN: 9780399231599