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Niño Wrestles the World: 02/14/15
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales is about a young boy who is obsessed with lucha libre. He also has an active imagination, picturing opponent after opponent waiting for him to do his moves on.
Niño puts on his masks and takes on all sorts of monsters from Mexican folklore: La momia de Guanajuato, La llorona, cabeza Olmeca, and El extraterrestre, among others. The illustrations are done in a comic book style, similar to the fight scenes that were done in the 1960s Batman TV show.
Though mostly in English, readers will come away learning a few words and some new monsters. My monster obsessed son would have loved this book when he was younger.