The Manny Files by Christian Burch
Hello! My name is Lexi. Some of my favorite activities are skiing, baking, crafting, and volleyball. I love reading great books and sharing my favorites with others.
The book I am reviewing (that I have read three times) is The Manny Files, by Christian Burch. This book is a funny and sweet story about the life of Keats Dalinger (a 3rd grade boy.)
Keats has had many female nannies, all of whom enjoyed dressing up his sisters and painting their nails, but they were never really interested in Keats. Keats never connected with the nannies because they didn’t really care about him and all they ever gave him “was dental floss.” One day a new nanny shows up at Keats’s door, “except it was a man, a male nanny, a manny.” Keats is thrilled about his new nanny and so are his sisters India (4th grade) and Belly (preschool), but not so much Keats’s 8th grade sister, Lulu. Over time, Lulu keeps a secret notebook of all the so-called immature things the manny does. Then, Lulu reports the contents of the notebook to their parents. In Lulu’s attempts to fire the manny, Keats must highlight all the manny’s great qualities to convince his parents to let the manny stay.
In The Manny Files Christian Burch captures the fun of 3rd grade, the downsides of teenagers, and the laughter that the manny brings to the Dalinger family. If you enjoy this book as much as I do make sure to check out the sequel Hit the Road Manny, in which the Dalingers go on a family road trip and decide to bring the manny along.