Chato and the Party Animals

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Chato and the Party Animals
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Illustrated by Susan Guevara. Written by Gary Soto. (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2000)
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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.

According to committee chair Dr. Eliza T. Dresang, Guevara's vivacious, distinctive artistic style creates a culturally authentic picture book with immense child appeal.

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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 10:16
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Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 08:03
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