Niño Wrestles the World

Niño Wrestles the World

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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!
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596436046
1596436042
Branch Call Number: jE MORALES 2013
Characteristics: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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Grade K -2. Niño is the best little luchadore around! He takes on La LLorona, the Guanajuato Mummy, and the Cabeza Olmeca, but is he strong enough to withstand Las Hermanitas-his little sisters?

Lucha Libre champion Niño has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps… Let your child be the hero when you play wrestle with them.

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.

Niño is the best little luchadore around! He takes on La LLorona, the Guanajuato Mummy, and the Cabeza Olmeca, but is he strong enough to withstand Las Hermanitas-his little sisters?

Niño is the best little luchadore around! He takes on La LLorona, the Guanajuato Mummy, and the Cabeza Olmeca, but is he strong enough to withstand Las Hermanitas-his little sisters?


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mvkramer Jan 07, 2017

A very fun, exuberant book about a young boy who imagines himself as a luchador - undefeated, except by Las Hermanitas!

CRRL_CraigG Jun 26, 2015

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: http://www.librarypoint.org/nino_wrestles_morales

BCD2013 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.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jun 25, 2013

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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multcolib_spanish May 01, 2014

multcolib_spanish thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and under

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jun 25, 2013

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

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jun 25, 2013

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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