Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Niño Wrestles the World (Golden Kite Honors) Hardcover – June 4, 2013
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From School Library Journal
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.
Top Customer Reviews
Ladies and gentlemen, Senoras Y Senores, behold Nino, 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 Nino's talents. That is, until his little baby sisters wake up and it becomes clear who really is the champion wrestler in this family.
Now what I'm about to tell you is 100% true. For years I worked as a children's librarian in New York Public Library's main branch. Often we'd have class visits from kids all around the city (and from other countries as well).Read more ›
This is a rare find for my nephew whom is of mixed heritage. It is hard to find a good and fun children's book with a boy as a main character and especially a brown boy!
¡Niño! ¡Niño! ¡Niño!” It is through this chant that we are introduced to Niño, a paleta eater, toy-loving, and acrobatic boy. Once Niño puts on his luchador mask, contenders such as La Momia de Guanajuato, La Llorona and Cabeza Olmeca, line up to challenge him. With his playful lucha style, Niño challenges his opponents with puzzles, dolls, marbles, popsicles and tickles, showing how Morales playfully incorporates childhood glee into this wonderful homage to lucha libre. At the end of the story we also meet Niño’s toddler sisters, who are mischievous and loud and drive Niño crazy! This is where Yuyi Morales uses the opportunity to capture and address siblings’ relationships, while showcasing the “best move” to defeat sibling rivalry.
I could not deny that it crossed my mind that Niño Wrestles the World, plays as a homage and retelling of the legacy of Mexican lucha icon, El Santo. Like El Santo, once Niño puts on his luchador mask, he never takes it off. Like El Santo, in his movies, Niño challenges the mummy of Guanajuato, the llorona, and aliens.Read more ›
The book reads like a comic and it's fun if you're good at the Wrestling-Arena MC voice. Check it out, you wont be let down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this book for my boys after seeing it at our local "high end" discount store with the bull terrier mascot... Read morePublished 3 days ago by CJD
Came with a dust jacket. Nice and clean. My students love this book! It even has a blurb in the back about Lucha libre and mentions Santo, who my students learned about.Published 7 days ago by Rachel
This is my favorite boy-birthday gift! It's always a hit with the kids and their parents.Published 3 months ago by JGLuna
This is our 11 month old son's favorite book! He listens intently and gets really excited when we start to read it to him. Read morePublished 5 months ago by C. Cochran
I purchased this book to read to my 2 year old nephew. The pages are matte which is great for night time reading, as there is little reflection. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sara P.
This book is not appropriate for four and five year olds. My children are from a mixed heritage, both Cuban and Latin. I am always looking for a great multi-cultural book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by DeniseL Garcia
My toddler and I love this book so much! It's a great afternoon read, because when you read it, you'll get into announcer mode.. and it can get LOUD! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Melaina Lara