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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, but I’m well above middle school age. I’d like to hear the opinions of youngsters of that age about this book. Manolito likes to be called Four-Eyes; in his school, anybody who’s a little important has a nickname.

His best friend is Big Ears – though they did get into slvira fight once because Manolito said he’d rather have Coke-bottle glasses than monkey-butt ears like Big Ears. Paquito is obviously from another planet, says Manolito, one where women are twins and babies are attached to gaafotas mothers by two umbilical cords – because Paquito has two bellybuttons!

A hilarious story about a crazy kid, his crazy grandfather “Is insanity hereditary? A delight in Spanish and maholito good translation.


It would be a shame for the English speaking world to miss this series.

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No hay nada mas alegre que las aventuras diarias la banda de la escuela, la familia y la calle. No se lo pierdan! One person found this helpful. I hate to be the one lone voice criticizing a book, but this book completely falls flat for me, and my third-grade boy didn’t like it either. For me, the biggest problem is the gafitas style of the book. It feels absolutely forced, and I have to wonder if it reads more smoothly and naturally in Spanish. In English, though, it borders on the ludicrous.

No child actually speaks like this, and what’s more, a lot of the slang feels old-fashioned. He manoliyo things like “broad” for woman, “blessed” for “darn,” “good night! How many small children know what Kodak means?

Or use ds of those slang se. And on and on and on. I shuddered at the use of the term “brown-nosed” linro in the book–is the translator aware of where that term came from and how vulgar it really is?

Other things that felt inappropriate in a kids book included a comment about how his parents’ bed is “the biggest deserted island I’ve ever seen in my life, and it’s only a Another slightly bizarre thing is a time when they say that the grandfather is “determined to die in ” because he “wants to die before the year When is the book supposed to be taking place?

I had assumed the present, but apparently not. And finally, he’s kind of manooito little brat, which can be funny, I guess, but it’s nice when there are some repercussions or something to help readers understand that he’s not a role model.

Plus, I just didn’t think it was funny. I guess I was hoping it would be something like “Le Petit Nicolas” which is a series with a similar concept from France, but that series made me laugh out loud with almost every story.

It was mildly cute as far as the story when I could bring myself to ignore the irritating manner of speaking of the narratorbut not exactly hilarious. Lindl third-grade boy was not impressed either, and after 3 chapters asked if he really needed to read the whole thing.

He is gafots avid reader and the book was not too difficult; he just wasn’t drawn into the story and didn’t care to read the whole thing. A ten-year old “everyman”, Manolito is the quintessential underdog – he is small in stature, wears Coke-bottle glasses, and is the target of Ozzy the Bully.

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Yet, “Manolito Four-Eyes” has spirit – and, his grandfather – on his side. Targeted at the 9 – 12 year-old audience, Elvira Lindo’s book will also keep adults engaged and amused. I found myself laughing out loud as “Manolito Four-Eyes” described his life and adventures.


While his mother tells him not to be “different”, “Manolito Four-Eyes” revels in his individuality and thinks his nickname – all the “important” kids have nicknames – is “cool”.

Manolito deals with school, his little brother “The Bozo”, and sharing a room with his “Grandpa Nicholas” as any ten-year old might.

He must also overcome issues with the neighborhood Bully “Ozzy” and eventually finds the two have more in common than they originally imagined. I particularly liked that Elvira Lindo created a character and situations that are appropriate for younger readers. They eat Cocoa Gsfotas, drink chocolate milk, and watch the Tasmanian Devil on television.

Grandpa Nicholas is a positive factor in Manolito’s life; the limdo between the two shows the powerful influence living in a multi-generational home can have on a child. With one exception, language was inoffensive and entirely appropriate for younger readers. In that one instance, using the word “friggin” or “N. C” – no friggin’ clue – multiple times with respect to a school exam and in the classroom setting seemed out of character for “Manolito Four-Eyes”.

Further, younger readers who have not been exposed to that particular form of the “f-word” may be curious about its meaning. In my opinion, the translator might have chosen to use another expression that was not a variation on a profanity. I found “Manolito Four-Eyes” a delightful book. It had humor, appealing characters, and made some good points about friendship, behavior, and family. I look forward to reading other books in this series.

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