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-