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Niño Wrestles the World

by Yuyi Morales
Published by Roaring Bookpress McMillan
Hardcover | Pages: 40
Size: 9.01 x 0.14 x 9.03 inch | USD: $9.99
ISBN: 9781250062703
Age: 4-8


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.



  • Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner
    A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
    ALSC Notable Children’s Book
    A Top 50 Latino Children’s Books You Should Know

★★★ Reviews ★★★

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

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