Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Niño Wrestles the World


Review by Ariadna Sánchez

Señoras y Señores

Niños y Niñas

La Bloga proudly presents:

Niño Wrestles the World written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Niño celebrates la lucha libre at its highest expression.  This irresistible book won the 2014 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award.
La lucha libre is an icon of the Mexican culture. This popular sport is characterized by colorful masks and acrobatic performances. La lucha libre has gone beyond the quadrilateral of the Mexican Arena to other parts of the world making la lucha libre a treasure to keep among new generations.
Niño is a lucha libre competidor. His unique style and strong moves make him an unbeatable luchador. Niño has an energizing personality to wrestle with the most mysterious and out of this world characters. His contenders include: La Momia de Guanajuato, Cabeza Olmeca, La Llorona, el Extraterrestre, el Chamuco and his two Hermanitas.
De dos a tres caídas sin límite de tiempo, Niño will defeat all his adversaries using mighty strategies to conquer victory. ¡Ay, ay, ay, Ajua! Niño is number one. The marvelous illustrations are so gorgeous that you will read the book again and again.
I strongly recommend you to read this enchanting story with your family. To find more amazing stories by Yuyi Morales, I invite you to visit your local library.
Remember that reading gives you wings!!


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Enjoy!
Yuyi Morales reads Niño Wrestles the World.

3 comments:

Francisco Muniz said...

So going to get this for my boy.

Olga Garcia Echeverria said...

Loved hearing/seeing Yuyi Morales read this wonderful cuento. I feel ready to tackle the day, lucha libre style!

Luciana Serra said...

Yuyi Morales has been a great discovery for us, I think code-switching in children's literature is a great asset!

Regarding Niño, my children really love this book, and what is more, they live it!... so CONGRATULATIONS!