Chato and the Party Animals
Author: Gary Soto
Illustrator: Susan Guevara
Publication Year: 2004
Brief Summary: Chato loves to party but not his best friend Novio Boy. When Chato decides to throw Novio Boy a birthday party, he remembers all the details except for the most important one of all — inviting his friend!
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
Pura Belpre Award, 2002′ ‘ Winner’ ‘ Illustration’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition, 2002 ; National Council of Teachers of English
Notable Children’s Books, 2001 ; ALSC American Library Association
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, July 2000 ; Cahners
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Discuss Spanish words used throughout the book.
- What are some things Chato does to get ready for the party? Imagine you’re planning a party or a surprise for someone. What are some of the things you need to put on your to-do list? Write out your to-do list. What are some other kinds of lists that we make on a daily basis?
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. — glossary of Spanish terms that appear in the book;
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library