Chato's Kitchen by Gary Soto and Susan Guevara

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Ages 4 – 7

1997. 32 pp. ISBN: 978-0698116009. Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint

When Chato, the hippest cat in the barrio in East Los Angeles, invites a family of mice to dinner, he and his friend Novio Boy expect a wonderful meal of chiles rellenos, enchiladas and chorizo con mice. But the mice are wise to his plan. When they arrive, they bring a surprise that changes the course of the whole meal.