The Manny Files Manny ma ne n A male nanny or babysitter known to be handsome fabulous and a lover of eighties music Be interesting That s what the manny tells Keats Dalinger the first time he packs Keats s school

  • Title: The Manny Files
  • Author: ChristianBurch
  • ISBN: 9781416900399
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Manny ma ne n A male nanny or babysitter, known to be handsome,fabulous, and a lover of eighties music Be interesting That s what the manny tells Keats Dalinger the first time he packs Keats s school lunch, but for Keats that s not always the easiest thing to do Even though he s the only boy at home, it always feels like no one ever remembers him His sisters are eveManny ma ne n A male nanny or babysitter, known to be handsome,fabulous, and a lover of eighties music Be interesting That s what the manny tells Keats Dalinger the first time he packs Keats s school lunch, but for Keats that s not always the easiest thing to do Even though he s the only boy at home, it always feels like no one ever remembers him His sisters are everywhere Lulu is the smart one, India is the creative one, and Belly well, Belly is the naked one And the baby School isn t much better There, he s the shortest kid in the entire class.But now the manny is the Dalinger s new babysitter, and things are starting to look up It seems as though the manny always knows the right thing to do Not everyone likes the manny as much as Keats does, however Lulu finds the manny embarrassing, and she s started to make a list of all the crazy things that he does, such as serenading the kids with La Cucaracha from the front yard or wearing underwear on his head or meeting the school bus with Belly, dressed as limo drivers Keats is worried What if Lulu s Manny Files makes his parents fire the manny Who will teach him how to be interesting then

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    1. This is a cute story about Keats and his family’s adventure with their Manny (Male Nanny). The story is mainly about Keats who struggles with his self confidence. When they get a new nanny Keats loves his kindness, carefree spirit and bold creativity. Throughout the course of their relationship the Manny helps Keats get over some of these fears while learning to garner respect from other people with class and integrity. The book is well written and filled with many lively moments. I also appre [...]

    2. This book is so lovely! It's a kids book that packs a big punch. Full of inspiration to be true to yourself, accepting of others and to do something interesting every day. Would highly recommend!

    3. Found this on my library's free audio-book site under LGBTQ interest. After listening to the whole thing, I thought, hmmm there really wasn't anything adult about that book. Maybe my kids would like it. It was only after investigating that I realized the book actually WAS a kids book. Anyway, I did enjoy the book, but I didn't like the person who read the audiobook. I find it disconcerting when a book in which the narrator is a child is read by an adult. There are plenty of kids out there who ca [...]

    4. This is a really sweet story about the entrance of a male nanny (the Manny) into the life of a family. He is entertaining, eccentric, eternally patient and becomes more of a family member than an employee. He and the kids' uncle become instant friends and eventually it becomes clear that they are falling in love. I like that the gayness of the Manny does not cause any dissonance: it is a subtext and a natural part of the story. The storyteller, Keats, who is a middle-school, middle child--sandwi [...]

    5. I have been looking forward to The Many Files for some years now, and it was worth the wait for so many reasons: first and foremost, when the second-hand book that I had bought online arrived, it turned out to be a signed copy! Don’t worry, Mr Burch, I will take very good care of it now and will treasure it forever.I was in bed with the flu when I started reading this novel, which proved to be a really lucky turn of events, because I could spend the whole day doing nothing but feeling sorry fo [...]

    6. I'm not sure who this book is written for-- it's about a third grader, but it's long, the language is difficult, and there are oblique (to a child) references to the Manny being gay that don't come out until the final scene, when he kisses the kids' uncle-- this would be confusing for a child young enough to want to read about a third grader. Keats is too young (in physical and mental age) to appeal to teens. He likes fancy clothes and opera music and is made fun of at school for wearing babyish [...]

    7. This book was a fun, quick read. It's meant for probably pre-teen, or even younger, but there are some adult themes in the book that parents may find they are uncomfortable with their children reading about. On that note, it is a good conversation starter for parnets and children (or an internal conversation starter for the adult reader) about all of the different types of adult relationships and roles that adults play in the lives of children. I think this book presents a wonderfully well-round [...]

    8. This book just made me so happy. Every time I picked it up, I was smiling the whole time, and it even made me laugh out loud, which books rarely manage. It's sweet and joyful, but also includes some of the real frustration children experience when so much of life is out of their control. It has casual, gentle queerness, and most importantly a little boy who's implied to be queer and a positive relationship with an older role model. So many books shy away from that, but here it's perfectly natura [...]

    9. A sweet look through the eyes of Keats, a boy who considers himself invisible, until "The Manny" enters his and his four sisters' lives, bringing life and laughter into their quiet world.

    10. Incredible. Hilarious, smart, delicate. Not one word wasted. I’m in awe and so happy this book came into my life.

    11. (From my blog: Quill Café)In accordance with the FTC, I would like to disclose that I purchased this book. The opinions expressed are mine and no monetary compensation was offered to me by the author or publisher.Keats is the only boy among four children, left alone when the various nannies shared fun times with his sisters.That all changes when his mom introduces their new nanny - the manny! The manny shows Keats how to be yourself, deal with bullies and have fun.Not everyone is fond of the ma [...]

    12. I hate clowns. With their fake, painted-on smiles, lowest common denominator humor, and perverse, baby-like outfits and oversized shoes, they creep me out. But if anyone could rehabilitate at least the concept of clown for me, it would the Manny, the eponymous gay man-nanny character in this book. The unabashed joy he takes in wearing outrageous costumes, surprising the people he loves in order to make them laugh or snap out of a bad mood, and the way he does it all with little or no heed paid t [...]

    13. The Manny Files by Christian Burch is a delightful middle-school adventure that brings the feels big time.Nine-year-old Keats has two older sisters and one younger one. With that many kids in the family, their parents regularly hire nannies to take care of them. Keats hasn't enjoyed this much. The always-female nannies dote on his sisters and ignore him. So when their newest nanny is a man—or Manny, as he insists they call him—he's pretty excited. Even more so when the Manny brings adventure [...]

    14. There's such a sweetness and joyful innocence to this story, I couldn't help but love it. I felt that Burch captured the voice of a third-grade boy very well - it was full of youthfulness, earnestness and all the hopefulness, naivety, hurt and slight rambling that made it feel real, yet it was still enjoyable for an older reader. Keats is smart and observant, yet he doesn't always fully understand the actions and motivations of the people around him, and so the reader is given many glimpses that [...]

    15. Keats Dalinger has had many nannies over the years, but none as wonderful as Matthew – the manny – who understands him as no one else can. The manny is funny, goofy, knowledgeable, and energetic. Two of his siblings would agree, but Lulu – the eldest – can’t STAND the manny, and begins keeping a log of all of his transgressions, which she names, “The Manny Files.” Despite Lulu’s attempts to get the manny fired, he manages to stick around and offer sage advice, fashion tips, and g [...]

    16. My surprise with this book was the age. I confess that I was expecting it to be an adult novel, taking after The Nanny Diaries. But I was wrong. After I adjusted to that massive paradigm shift, I found that I enjoyed the novel.Keat is just so likable. You sense his real concern about losing the first nanny he's actually liked and who actually seems to like him and try to draw more out of him. More than anything, I appreciated his absolute innocence. The main demonstration of this innocence is th [...]

    17. Teton County Call Number: J BurchNo ratingA wonderfully funny and feel-good story told from the perspective of Keats Dalinger, the only boy amongst three sisters: Lulu, the oldest and the smartest, India, the creative one, and Belly the more-often-than-not naked toddler filled with giggles. Amidst all these girls, Keats is excited to meet the family's new nanny-a fellow male who calls himself the "manny." Noteveryone in the family likes the manny as much as Keats, though- most notable his eldest [...]

    18. Audience: teens, grades 5-9Recommend to: I'm not sure yet, this isn't for everyone1. Narrator Keats, a third grade boy who has a mature perspective, is the only boy in a family of sisters. They've gone through a series of nannies, when the family takes on a male nanny (The Manny). Humor and seriousness mix together nicely in this tale. One reviewer described it as Mary Poppins meets David Sedaris, and I think that may be accurate. It's funny, and not something that fits nicely into a box. 2. Kea [...]

    19. The Manny FilesChristian Burch800L5 StarsAbout 240p.Yes, I loved this book! It was hilarious, the manny does so many absurd and funny things. In Keat's lunch the first day of school he put a whole coconut with "Be Interesting" written on the outside with sharpie. It was heartwarming, Keats is a elementary schooler who is the least noticeable of his siblings but the manny helps him shine.My favorite part was when they had mexican day. First when Keats and his sister,Lulu, got off the bus the Mann [...]

    20. 3rd grader Keats is thrilled with the Manny (male nanny) becoming an addition to his family I wish I had The Manny when I was growing up! The Manny (the man and the book) is hilarious and heartwarming. My only issue is that while Keats is in 3rd grade it would take a sophisticated elementary aged reader to "get" some of this bookme of the humor and the relationship between Uncle Max and the Manny or maybe I am not giving some kids enough credit. It just has the look and feel of a YA book but mo [...]

    21. I must admit, the title alone made me think this was going to be a rather funny read. I was not disappointed. I found that I loved all the characters in this book. It is a truly family oriented book. Being from the son's (Keat's) perspective, I found that this is probably the type of family many aspire to have. Keat's appears to be trying so hard to be, to act, to feel so much older than his actual years that it is interesting when you find him actually doing things that is typical for a boy his [...]

    22. This was a cute book, it really was. Definitely a different concept from other books I've read, which is always nice.The one thing I didn't like about this book is that it's pretty unclear what age group the book is intended for. I'm sixteen, and while I don't mind reading about third graders, it can get tedious at times because I just don't need to know all the ins and outs of a third grader's mind. However, I think if I gave this to my younger brother, who will be starting third grade in Septe [...]

    23. The Manny Files is about a boy and his 3 sisters whose nanny is a man, thus "Manny." Keats' sister, Lulu, hates the manny and keeps records on all of his quirky and weird activities that she does not feel is appropriate for a nanny to do. Keats, meanwhile, loves this nanny more than any other he's had before. The nanny helps the kids deal with life situations through laughter.There are several themes in this book: bullying, family, homosexuality, death, elderly, and journey to name a few. I enjo [...]

    24. It's interesting- this one seems like sort of borderline YA, and could easily fall into the 'tween category instead- the narrator is a third grader (a rather precocious one), and the tone is mostly very light-hearted, but then there are some rather more serious moments as well. Either way, it was still an enjoyable and delightful read for an adult, too. (I just wish I'd had this book, oh, 18 years ago or so. Either that, or had a manny of my own.) This is a charming book with a nice message, and [...]

    25. "The Manny Files" is a tender book about a boy who's slightly off beat from everyone else and how he begins to feel comfortable in his own skin. It is also laugh out loud funny in many places. At one point I laughed so hard I woke up my husband, but he forgave me after I read the passage to him.While the main character begins the book as a third grader, I feel this book is geared toward a slightly older audience (perhaps fifth or sixth grade and higher). While most of the homosexual references a [...]

    26. Keats has three really accomplished sisters (well his baby sister Belly is mostly famous for being 3 and cute and taking off her clothes, but the older girls are really smart and creative). Keats' sister Lulu is brilliant and great at getting the family's nannies fired if she doesn't like them. Keats is quite thrilled when his parents hire a male nanny--called "the Manny." The Manny is funny and wild and weird. He dresses in costumes, sings weird songs in public, and lets the kids do outlandish [...]

    27. This book is just FUN! Keats Dalinger's family has hired a new nanny -- or manny as he prefers to be called. The Dalinger children have distinctly different personalities, but Keats is the only boy and quickly becomes attached to the Manny. During the summer between 3rd and 4th grade, Manny teaches all of the Dalinger children how to enjoy life, have fun, and also some of the most important lessons they can learn.The "why" of describing this book as LGBT comes towards the conclusion. It is subtl [...]

    28. Narrated by Daryl Anderson. Keats is the kind of boy at school who gets teased by the class bully. He's among the shortest boys in the class and he's constantly in the academic shadow of his older sister Lulu. But inspiration comes with the Manny, a male nanny Keats' parents have just hired. The Manny is a youthful, fun presence in the family (although Lulu compiles a notebook of what she considers Manny's faux pas, therefore "the Manny files). Manny encourages Keats to "be interesting." Unspoke [...]

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