Niño Wrestles the World

Morales, Yuyi

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Niño Wrestles the World
Lucha Libre champion Niño has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps, he is in for a no-holds-barred wrestling match that will truly test his skills.

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 1596436042
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.


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Nino, the world champion lucha libre competitor, faces all means of competition-from El Extraterrestre (alien) to Las Hermanitas (his baby sisters) and never fails to defeat-or in the case of Las Hermanitas-join the enemy. This rip-roaring adventure will have your kids howling and play-acting (wa... Read More »

List - Premio Pura Belpre by: JCLChristineP Feb 06, 2014

Lucha Libre campeón Niño no tiene problemas para defenderse de oponentes, pero cuando sus hermanas pequeñas se despierten de su siesta, él está en un partido de lucha libre que realmente pondrá a prueba sus habilidades.
Poco vocabulario en español.

2014 Pura Belpre illustrator award winner honoring a Latino illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

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Jun 12, 2014

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Fwap! Slish! Bloop! Krunch! A young boy imagines himself wrestling and defeating out-of-the-world contenders, but when it comes to las hermanitas he may have finally met his match.

Apr 24, 2014
  • CRRL_CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Niño is one remarkable little boy. He may look like an ordinary child playing with his toys. When he picks up his red mask though, Niño Wrestles the World. Yuyi Morales has combined the two disparate worlds of children's literature and Lucha libre to create an unforgettable book. Niño is great both as a multicultural read and as just a fun romp. Read more at:

Jun 25, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There is something magnificently and universally appealing about Niño. Whether it’s the goofy plot, the eye-popping art, or the fact that there is NOTHING on your bookstore and libraries shelves like this right now, this one-of-a-kind little number is going to lure in boys and girls alike. You’ve never seen anything like it, but after reading it you’ll beg for more of the same.

¡Viva La Lucha Libre!


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May 01, 2014
  • multcolib_spanish rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

multcolib_spanish thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and under

Jun 25, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7


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Jun 25, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ladies and gentlemen, Senoras Y Senores, behold Niño, the greatest wrestler of our age. Sure, he may just look like a boy who put on a mask and stripped down to his underwear, but don’t count him out. The biggest baddest contenders fall in his wake. Behold his defeat of the Guanajuato mummy or the terrifying La Llorona. Thrill to the fight between Nino and the Olmec Head or the mysterious Chamuco. Each and every one proves they are no match for Niño’s talents. That is, until his little baby sisters wake up and it becomes clear who really is the champion wrestler in this family.


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