"Nobody knows me as Manolito García Moreno, not even Big Ears López, and he's my best friend; even though sometimes he can be a dog and a traitor (and other times, a dog traitor), he's still my best friend and he's a whole lotta cool.
In Carabanchel - that's the name of my neighborhood in Madrid, in case I haven't told you-everyone knows me as Manolito Four-Eyes."
"Don't try to be different," says Manolito's mother. But he can't help it - he doesn't have to try. Whether he's fighting over the One-and-Only Susana; trying not to fight with Ozzy the Bully; telling his entire life story to the school psychologist; or discovering the true meaning of World Peace - 10-year-old Manolito is a real original. As he'd say, in the worldwide world, there's nobody like him! And for the first time, this best-selling phenomenon from Spain is available in English.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have not laughed out loud so hard in ages. Manolito is a grandiose character, and even reading his story in translation leaves me feeling like I've been visiting his in his apartment in Madrid. I'd give this to anyone who remembers being 10, who loves language, or who has a sense of humour. It's nicely episodic, would work well read aloud, and has millions of fantastic bit to read for a quick book talk. Hilarious!