Team Up (El Toro and Friends)

by Raúl the Third (Author)

Team Up (El Toro and Friends)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

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.

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School Library Journal

Starred Review
[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.


Perfect for fans of colorful comics... with every page active and full of life.


A can't-miss read-aloud. A visual feast that packs a punch.

Review quotes

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
Raúl the Third
Raúl the Third is the Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator of the World of ¡Vamos! series and illustrator of Lowriders to the Center of the Earth. He grew up in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, México, and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his collaborator and fellow artist, Elaine Bay, and their son, Raúl the Fourth.
Twitter: @raulthe3rd
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 20, 2022
El Toro and Friends
BISAC categories
JUV023000 - Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles | City & Town Life
JUV002000 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | General
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV009080 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Words
JUV011030 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - Hispanic & Latino
JUV032160 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Wrestling
JUV008050 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Animals
JUV074000 - Juvenile Fiction | Diversity & Multicultural
Library of Congress categories

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