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Niño Wrestles the World

Niño Wrestles the World

Yuyi Morales

Roaring Brook Press


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

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, ALSC Notable Children's Book, Colorado CLEL Bell Award , Pura Belpre Illustrator Award, Horn Book Fanfare, Georgia Children's Book Award Master List (University of GA), Charlotte Zolotow Award / Highly Commended, Georgia Children’s Book Award Master List

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


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Yuyi Morales

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.

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