Nino Wrestles the World (Paperback)
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
Nino 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 Belpre (Illustrator) Medal-winning Viva Frida, stunning bilingual bedtime story Little Night/Nochecita, Rudas: Nino's Horrendous Hermanitas, Pura Belpre Honor Book (Narrative) Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book, and other picture books for young readers. She also illustrated Thunder Boy Jr., written by Sherman Alexie, and Pura Belpre (Illustration) Medal and Pura Belpre (Narrative) Honor book Los Gatos Black on Halloween, written by Marisa Montes.
A Neal Porter Book
Written by Yuyi Morales:
Nino Wrestles the World
Rudas: Nino's Horrendous Hermanitas
Little Night / Nochecita
Illustrated by Yuyi Morales:
Los Gatos Black on Halloween (written by Marisa Montes)
Pura Belpre 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 Nino's many Spanish exclamations. A closing note explains the lucha libre culture." --Booklist
About the Author
Born and raised in Mexico, Yuyi Morales has been a radio producer and children's book creator since coming to the United States. Her books which have won numerous awards and honors include Little Night and its Spanish edition, Nochecita, a 2008 ALA Notable Children's Book, and Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and the Spanish Alphabet Book, both published by Roaring Brook Press. Ms. Morales lives in Northern California.