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Chato Goes Cruisin' (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards)) (Spanish Edition)

Chato Goes Cruisin' (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards)) (Spanish Edition) - Gary Soto I wasn't terribly impressed with Chato Goes Cruisin'. The story lacked the humor of [b:Chato's Kitchen|884007|Chato's Kitchen|Gary Soto|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348438873s/884007.jpg|941496], and it lacked the sweetness of [b:Chato and the Party Animals|854821|Chato and the Party Animals|Gary Soto|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309201660s/854821.jpg|3362822]. What's more, the illustrations in Chato Goes Cruisin' lacked the Latin flavor that was so beautifully executed in the two previous books. I really thought that Chato's Kitchen and Chato and the Party Animals were interesting books that added to Latino-American children's literature. They were well told, beautifully illustrated, and fun to read. Chato Goes Cruisin', though, was just another animal-has-misadventures-on-a-cruise-ship story. Too bad, because I do love Chato and Novio Boy.