Have you ever heard of Manolito Gafotas? They tell the story of Manolito in the district of Carabanchel, in Madrid. Manolito is a common kid and his stories are written with lots of humor and tenderness. These stories started on the radio, then became books, and were eventually adapted as movies and a TV series. Post your comments and tell us what you think!
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Manolito Gafotas. Very funny. It's like the diary of a wimpy kid.
I enjoyed it a lot. Manolito's brother nickname is the funniest ever in a book. I recommend it to all. I think i discovered the male Matilda.
Nov 28, Guilherme Semionato rated it it was amazing. A sublime achievement in writing for kids. Some kind of masterpiece for its warmth and humor and zaniness. Please read it in Spanish; Manolito's voice is freakin' untranslatable. Jun 20, Silvia rated it it was amazing. What a great Spanish story. I recommend it both to children and adults, anyone interested in how it feels to grow up in Spain.
Childhood at its finest. Summary: Manolito has donned the nickname of Four-Eyes. All of the cool people have nicknames in Manolito's eyes. This group of kids seem to get into more trouble than they know what to do with. Manolito hangs out in the park, attempts to copy in class, watches Tasmanian Devil cartoons with the One-and-Only Susana in order fo Summary: Manolito has donned the nickname of Four-Eyes.
Manolito hangs out in the park, attempts to copy in class, watches Tasmanian Devil cartoons with the One-and-Only Susana in order for her to become his girlfriend, and even gets punched by Ozzy the Bully.
He constantly breaks his glasses and gets chewed out by his mother. My thoughts: This is a short novel that will keep you laughing throughout. Manolito is a character that reaches many ages. While I often feel that he is younger than 10 in his actions, because he seems so oblivious to his behaviors, he also speaks with a higher level of vocabulary than a general 10 year old.
I also feel like the mistakes that he makes and the freedom that he has would fit the intended audience better than a younger child even though the reading level could probably go down to a high second grade level. Overall, this is a very quick, very fun read that will leave young and old giggling about the misadventures of Manolito Four-Eyes, his filthy feet gang, and Super Prostate Grandpa.
A hilarious novel describing the adventures of Manolito and his friends. Manolito is the narrator of his own life story and his way of telling is surprisingly authentic. Through his narrative we get a glimpse at the child who repeats what the grown-ups say sometimes without understanding what has been said and tries to make sense of the world around him.
The novel also provides an insight into the life of Spanish children, which may seem quite familiar to the Bulgarian reader. If shared with a A hilarious novel describing the adventures of Manolito and his friends. If shared with a child, the book may become the funniest reading experience. This is an entertaining story of a mischievous boy who has a loving relationship with his grandfather.
I was charmed by Manolito and his way of describing of the world from the first page. I am so glad this best-selling book from Spain is available in English. This middle grade novel also has some very wise words. You'll get over it, and someday you'll remember it as if it happened This is an entertaining story of a mischievous boy who has a loving relationship with his grandfather.
You'll get over it, and someday you'll remember it as if it happened to another person. Ordered this hoping it would suit my grandson, but I think he needs to wait a year before he reads it. Maybe mid or end of second grade. Aug 13, Books Books And more books rated it it was amazing. Manolito Four-Eyes is eight years old, and one of the funniest kids to come down the pike since the Wimpy Kid funnier, I think.
He lives with his mother, his grandfather Nicolas his unconditional ally , his baby brother The Bozo, his dad who is a truck driver and on the road a lot , in a working-class neighborhood that features a city jail!
Manolito and his best friend Big Ears who is also occasionally his enemy go to the Diego Velazquez Elementary School along with the One and Only Susana, Manolito Four-Eyes is eight years old, and one of the funniest kids to come down the pike since the Wimpy Kid funnier, I think. And why is that? Everyone who knows me, of course. I seriously loved this book when I read it, and when u read it, you'll be rofl till the end.
Get in touch with your inner grade school self, and get a little cultural enlightenment while you're at it, by reading Manolito Four-Eyes.
Manolito is a year-old schoolboy in Madrid, and the Four-Eyes refers to the fact that he wears glasses. He lives with his parents, his little brother whom he nicknamed The Bozo, and his grandfather. Using fun phrases like "bore galore" and "whole lotta cool", Manolito describes his life as a young boy who constantly gets in trouble.
Luckily, he's got a ter Get in touch with your inner grade school self, and get a little cultural enlightenment while you're at it, by reading Manolito Four-Eyes.
Luckily, he's got a terrific grandpa who usually gets him out of it. Go ahead, enjoy being a kid again! What a cute, funny, special and wonderful little book about a VERY funny little Spanish boy living in the outskirts of Madrid. I enjoyed reading it in every sense and I really laughed hard every other page I recommend this book to all Spanish learners who want to be entertained while improving their Spanish skills!
He is soooo swe What a cute, funny, special and wonderful little book about a VERY funny little Spanish boy living in the outskirts of Madrid. He is soooo sweet :D. Como molo! A cute book about a young man about 10 years of age nicknamed Monolito Four-Eyes by his peers.
He lives in Madrid Spain where apparently keeps his parents alert worrying what he will do next. His closest relative is his grandfather, who is a nuturerer as well as someone who needs care at times also. I found amusing at times and very sweet. Another great book for those male reluctant readers. Do you want to know how a Spanish kid lives in Madrid? Manolito and his family will make you laugh, and you will learn different aspects of another culture.
You can read it in English or, of course, you can read it in Spanish. And there are many books to choose from.