Gato Guapo

Illustrated by Zara González Hoang

HarperCollins, 2023

Laugh and count along with this lively cumulative romp told in a lyrical blend of Spanish and English by Pura Belpré Honor-winning author Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrator Zara Gonzalez Hoang!

Nine kittens follow Gato Guapo around, but when it’s time to count them, one by one, they go missing, along with a piece of Gato Guapo’s clothes!

Young readers will love all the silliness that ensues as each naughty gatito dons a disguise and declares “Yo soy Gato Guapo!”.


“Gato Guapo’s got a lot of style, and so does the book—the anthropomorphized animals cut winsome poses and will readily endear themselves to readers. Playfully and skillfully balancing two languages, this cat tale proves cute and clever.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This lighthearted counting book, written in a smooth blend of Spanish and English features follows Gato Guapo and nine kitten hermanitos on a jaunt through town. Playful drawings, rendered digitally from watercolor and colored pencil, provide a clever and engaging backdrop that features other animal characters and Spanish vocabulary.” —Horn Book Magazine