Ganador del premio de ilustración Pura Belpré 1996
The Spanish edition of a modern classic.
Chato can’t believe his luck. Not only is he the coolest low-riding cat in East L.A., but his brand-new neighbors are the plumpest, juciest, tastiest-looking family of mice to move into the barrio in a long time. So Chato and his best friend, Novio Boy, get out the pots and pans, the tortillas and the beans–everything you’d need for a welcoming feast, except for the main dish, and the guests of honor. Of course, in Chato’s mind they are one and the same thing.
But the mice are bringing a surprise guest of their own, who may be more than a cool cat can swallow.
Born in Fresno, California to Mexican American parents, Gary Soto learned the hard work ethic through his share of chores, including mowing lawns, picking grapes, painting house numbers on street curbs, and washing cars. His hard work paid off at… More about Gary Soto
Paperback | $8.99
Published by Puffin Books Sep 22, 1997| 32 Pages| 8 x 10| 4-8 years| ISBN 9780698116016
“A really cool book. . . . Soto adeptly captures the flavor of life in el barrio in this amusing tale. Guevara’s striking illustrations enrich the text with delightful, witty details.” –School Library Journal starred review
“Wickedly funny. . . Guevara’s cats are delicious send-ups of barrio characters, and Soto’s words glisten with wit.” —Publisher’s Weekly, starred review”Fresh and satisfying. . . Distinctly seasoned with the sights and sounds of East Los Angeles; the sprinkling of Spanish words and phrases adds the perfect flavor.” –Horn BookWinner of the Pura Belpre Award for IllustrationAn ALA Notable BookA Parents’ Choice Award Winner