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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!
Niño 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 Belpré (Illustrator) Medal-winning Viva Frida, Pura Belpré (Illustration) Medal and Pura Belpré (Narrative) Honor book Los Gatos Black on Halloween, stunning bilingual bedtime story Little Night/Nochecita, Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas, and other picture books for young readers. She also illustrated Thunder Boy Jr., written by Sherman Alexie.
A Neal Porter Book
Pura Belpré 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 Niño's many Spanish exclamations. A closing note explains the lucha libre culture." —Booklist
Pura Belpre Illustrator Award, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Georgia Children's Book Award Master List (University of GA), CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), ALSC Notable Children's Book, Georgia Children’s Book Award Master List, Charlotte Zolotow Award / Highly Commended, Colorado CLEL Bell Award