Nino Wrestles the World (Paperback)

By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)

Square Fish, 9781250062703, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2015



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," Pura Belpre (Illustration) Medal and Pura Belpre (Narrative) Honor book "Los Gatos Black on Halloween," stunning bilingual bedtime story Little Night/Nochecita, "Rudas: Nino's Horrendous Hermanitas," and other picture books for young readers. She also illustrated "Thunder Boy Jr.," written by Sherman Alexie.

A Neal Porter Book

Pura Belpre 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

"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.