Publisher description for Chato and the party animals / by Gary Soto ; illustrated by Susan Guevara.


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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."



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Cats -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Parties -- Fiction.
Birthdays -- Fiction.
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.