Team Up: El Toro and Friends (World of ¡Vamos!) (Hardcover)
"Fantastically fun! Kids will drink in every imaginative detail in El Toro’s wild world!" —Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
From New York Times bestselling, Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Raúl the Third, Team Up reveals how El Toro and his fellow wrestlers become master luchadores in an action-packed, graphic-novel-style El Toro & Friends paper-over-board reader from the World of ¡Vamos!
El Toro and friends make a great team! But that wasn't always the case.
A long time ago, they went to Ricky Ratón's School of Lucha, learning everything from strength training to patience. When it comes time for one final test, El Toro and friends have to decide whether working alone is the best way to go or if teaming up might make things easier... and more fun!
Pairing Spanish phrases and with plenty of humor, this early reader is essential for those who want an action-packed story and lots of laughs.
Raúl the Third is the New York Times bestselling, Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator of ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, ¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat, ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge, and the rest of the World of ¡Vamos! series. He is also the illustrator of Schneider Family Award Honoree Stuntboy, in the Meantime, written by Jason Reynolds, and the Lowriders series, written by Cathy Camper. Raúl was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up going back and forth between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, México. He now lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his collaborator and fellow New York Times bestselling artist, Elaine Bay, and their son, Raúl the Fourth.
"Fantastically fun! Kids will drink in every imaginative detail in El Toro’s wild world!" — Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
“In typical ¡Vamos! style, a vibrant world bursts to life on every page, filled with movement and a detailed host of cartoon characters... Raúl offers a lesson in visual literacy, utilizing speech bubbles and panels in addition to traditional narration.” — Booklist (starred review) for Tag Team and Training Day
“Simple sentences and recognizable—yet entirely fresh and original—plot structures set up young readers for accomplishment. Visual and linguistic whirls and twirls match the fast-paced tempo of lucha libre, serving up dazzling Chicano English.” — Horn Book (starred review) for Tag Team and Training Day
“Providing bilingual and bilingual-wannabe audiences with easy reader materials that reflect and promote conversational and reading flexibility... with phrases sometimes translated within the text, sometimes understandable through visual context clues, and often delightfully left for readers to puzzle out on their own.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review) for Tag Team and Training Day