By: Booklist Magazine,
- August 1, 2009
"In this latest adventure, Chato ("cool cat from East L.A.") and Novio Boy win a cruise for two. But what a vacation-their shipmates are dogs! And then the dogs get sick, and Chato and Novio Boy are sent off in a small boat to find help. Will they keep their promise to assist, despite their encounter with a shipload of partying cats? Colon, speaking with a slight Spanish-laced accent, is perfect as Chato, with Caribbeanstyle
steel drum and island background music enhancing the cruise atmosphere. Susan Guevara's bright, colorful illustrations complement the text, as do black-and-white comic-strip insets. Ambient background sounds, including a ship's horn, add more flavor. The characters speak English peppered with Spanish phrases, and a concluding glossary (competently read by Colon) defines the Spanish words. Page-turn signals are optional in this read-along package, which includes a hardcover book."