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Nino Wrestles the World

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Publisher Comments:

Señoras y señores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind . . . Niño!
 
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 Niño—popsicle eater, toy lover, somersault expert, and world champion lucha libre competitor!

A Neal Porter Book
Latino Interest. In English with Spanish vocabulary.

Review:

"Morales (Georgia in Hawaii) takes her theme from Mexican professional wrestling, and the resulting story is every bit as fun and campy as the theatrical fighting it's based on. The stars of 'lucha libre,' an afterword explains, wear masks that add to their mystery. Niño — 'The Boy' — is ready for action in his red mask, sneakers, and underpants. The story rockets from cero to sesenta as Niño imagines taking on the scary demons and bad guys of Mexican lore and knocking them off, one after another, with his own trademark wrestling moves. He undoes the groaning Guanajuato Mummy with a Tickle Tackle, deceives the child-stealing Weeping Woman with decoy baby dolls, and is taken aback only by Las Hermanitas — his little sisters, who have just woken up from their nap. Truly eerie opponents, Spanish exclamations ('Zok!' 'Pachatas!'), a bold design, and a lurid palette all contribute to the in-your-face style. Capsule profiles of the combatants on the endpages (Las Hermanitas' battle cry is 'Constant and loud') only add to the entertainment. Vivan las luchas! Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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:
9781596436046
Author:
Morales, Yuyi
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Wrestling
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
36
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 36 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9781596436046 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Morales (Georgia in Hawaii) takes her theme from Mexican professional wrestling, and the resulting story is every bit as fun and campy as the theatrical fighting it's based on. The stars of 'lucha libre,' an afterword explains, wear masks that add to their mystery. Niño — 'The Boy' — is ready for action in his red mask, sneakers, and underpants. The story rockets from cero to sesenta as Niño imagines taking on the scary demons and bad guys of Mexican lore and knocking them off, one after another, with his own trademark wrestling moves. He undoes the groaning Guanajuato Mummy with a Tickle Tackle, deceives the child-stealing Weeping Woman with decoy baby dolls, and is taken aback only by Las Hermanitas — his little sisters, who have just woken up from their nap. Truly eerie opponents, Spanish exclamations ('Zok!' 'Pachatas!'), a bold design, and a lurid palette all contribute to the in-your-face style. Capsule profiles of the combatants on the endpages (Las Hermanitas' battle cry is 'Constant and loud') only add to the entertainment. Vivan las luchas! Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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