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.
Pura Belpre Illustrator Award, Colorado CLEL Bell Award , Georgia Children’s Book Award Master List, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Charlotte Zolotow Award / Highly Commended, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)
Praise for Niño Wrestles the World
“Sure to be a smash.” —Kirkus Reviews
“In comic-book fashion, the bold portrayal of each match includes dialogue bubbles and sound effects printed in decorative fonts ("whunk," "bloop," "krunch").” —School Library Journal
“Kids with multicultural classmates will recognize (or learn) Niño's many Spanish exclamations. A closing note explains the lucha libre culture.” —Booklist