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Nino Wrestles the World
by Yuyi Morales


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Senoras y Senores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind . . . Nino

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 Nino popsicle eater, toy lover, somersault expert, and world champion lucha libre competitor

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Overview

Senoras y Senores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind . . . Nino

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 Nino popsicle eater, toy lover, somersault expert, and world champion lucha libre competitor

A Neal Porter Book

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781596436046
  • ISBN-10: 1596436042
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publish Date: June 2013
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 8.75 x 9.81 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.82 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Sports & Recreation - Wrestling
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Imagination & Play
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Monsters

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-04-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

Morales (Georgia in Hawaii) takes her theme from Mexican professional wrestling, and the resulting story is every bit as fun and campy as the theatrical fighting it’s based on. The stars of “lucha libre,” an afterword explains, wear masks that add to their mystery. Niño—“The Boy”—is ready for action in his red mask, sneakers, and underpants. The story rockets from cero to sesenta as Niño imagines taking on the scary demons and bad guys of Mexican lore and knocking them off, one after another, with his own trademark wrestling moves. He undoes the groaning Guanajuato Mummy with a Tickle Tackle, deceives the child-stealing Weeping Woman with decoy baby dolls, and is taken aback only by Las Hermanitas—his little sisters, who have just woken up from their nap. Truly eerie opponents, Spanish exclamations (“Zok!” “Pachatas!”), a bold design, and a lurid palette all contribute to the in-your-face style. Capsule profiles of the combatants on the endpages (Las Hermanitas’ battle cry is “Constant and loud”) only add to the entertainment. Vivan las luchas! Ages 4–8. Agent: Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. (June)

 
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