Team Up: El Toro & Friends (World of ¡Vamos!) (Hardcover)
"Fantastically fun! Kids will drink in every imaginative detail in El Toro’s wild world!" —Jeff Kinney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
From New York Times bestselling, three-time 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 Eisner-nominated 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 with plenty of humor, this early reader graphic novel is essential for those who want an action-packed story and lots of laughs.
About the Author
Raúl the Third is the New York Times bestselling, three-time 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 Book Award honoree Stuntboy, in the Meantime and Stuntboy, In-Between Time, both written by Newbery Honor winner Jason Reynolds, as well as 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 proudly lives in Medford, 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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
“[A] vibrant comic book–style world… Clear outlines, lively pastel colors and easy-to-read text—which identifies Spanish sentences in purple font—provide an atmosphere full of action. A dynamic story.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
“Perfect for fans of colorful comics... with every page active and full of life.” — Booklist
“A can’t-miss read-aloud. A visual feast that packs a punch." — Kirkus Reviews