Bound To Stay Bound

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 Great and mighty Nikko!
 Author: Garza, Xavier

 Publisher:  Cinco Puntos Press
 Pub Year: 2015

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 584525 ISBN: 9781935955825
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Bedtime -- Fiction
 Wrestling -- Fiction
 Toys -- Fiction
 Latinos (U.S.) -- Fiction
 Bilingual books -- English-Spanish

Price: $19.99

Nikko's mother wants him to stop jumping on his bed, but he's not jumping on his bed, as he tries to convince her. Instead there are luchadors, masked wrestlers, trying to fight him one at a time. In the end, of course, Nikko is the winner: the great and mighty Nikko!

   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/15)
   School Library Journal (06/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2015 BLPreS-Gr 2—Nikko is an adventure-loving boy who tries to convince his mother that he is not responsible for a ruckus in his room, but rather it's the nine luchadores who show up one by one to wrestle on his bed. Nikko is supposed to be winding down, but what ensues is a wrestling match (Mighty Nikko becomes number 10) that finally tuckers him out. The writing is quite bland as each spread introduces another luchador for Nikko to deal with. While the story line is not particularly strong, the boldly colored cartoonlike illustrations are the highlight here. Children will enjoy the variations in luchadores, from their colorful masks to their unique costumes. VERDICT Garza's vibrant colors will keep readers coming back, even if the bilingual narrative does not.—Martha Rico, El Paso ISD, TX - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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