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Nino Wrestles the World (Paperback)

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By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
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Watch out world! Here comes Niño, tip-top wrestling champion of the lucha libre, tickle tackler, skull bumper, marble snatcher. Who’s that in the ring? His twin sisters! Noooo...! Niño faces his toughest challenge yet and learns the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” lesson. Exuberantly illustrated by Yuyi Morales and perfect for that little wrestling champion in your own home. Ages 2–4.

— Tera


Senoras y senores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind . . . Nino

Fwap Slish Bloop Krunch He takes down his competition in a single move

No opponent is too big a challenge for the cunning skills of Nino--popsicle eater, toy lover, somersault expert, and world champion lucha libre competitor

Nino Wrestles the World is in English with Spanish vocabulary, and is a fun, colorful story about a boy wrestling with imaginary monsters (including an Olmec Head and La Llorona) and adversaries like his younger sisters. This is a joyful picture book about imagination, play, and siblings.

Award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales is the author of Caldecott Honor and Pura Belpre (Illustrator) Medal-winning Viva Frida, stunning bilingual bedtime story Little Night/Nochecita, Rudas: Nino's Horrendous Hermanitas, Pura Belpre Honor Book (Narrative) Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book, and other picture books for young readers. She also illustrated Thunder Boy Jr., written by Sherman Alexie, and Pura Belpre (Illustration) Medal and Pura Belpre (Narrative) Honor book Los Gatos Black on Halloween, written by Marisa Montes.

A Neal Porter Book

Written by Yuyi Morales:
Nino Wrestles the World
Rudas: Nino's Horrendous Hermanitas
Viva Frida
Little Night / Nochecita

Illustrated by Yuyi Morales:
Los Gatos Black on Halloween (written by Marisa Montes)

Pura Belpre Illustrator Award Winner
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
ALSC Notable Children's Book
A Mamiverse.com Top 50 Latino Children's Books You Should Know

"The saturated palette, dynamic composition, and copious spike-ballooned sound effects add ebullient visual noise. Beneath the furious fun, though, beats a tender heart." --The Horn Book, starred review

"Kids with multicultural classmates will recognize (or learn Nino's many Spanish exclamations. A closing note explains the lucha libre culture." --Booklist

About the Author

Born and raised in Mexico, Yuyi Morales has been a radio producer and children's book creator since coming to the United States. Her books which have won numerous awards and honors include Little Night and its Spanish edition, Nochecita, a 2008 ALA Notable Children's Book, and Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and the Spanish Alphabet Book, both published by Roaring Brook Press. Ms. Morales lives in Northern California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250062703
ISBN-10: 1250062705
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: August 25th, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English


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