On the ‘Brightside’: The big reveal on Chris Manzo’s 1st book for kids

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A big congratulations to our favorite Manzo’d With Children funny man Chris Manzo! He recently released his first children’s book, Oliver Brightside: You Don’t Want That Penny. It follows the journey of the title character, a boy who finds a lucky penny, which leads him on a great adventure through the streets of New York City. The book was illustrated by Connecticut artist Lisa Adams, whose work has brought numerous children’s titles to life.



Chris announced the news that he was writing an adventure for kids in October in this Instagram post:



Proud mama Caroline Manzo, naturally, led the way with the Instagram love:



Chris’ siblings, Albie Manzo and Lauren Manzo Scalia, also couldn’t contain their excitement for their little bro:


The proudest sis that ever lived. @chris_manzo

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Chris will be signing copies “Oliver Brightside” on May 21 at Clinton Book Shop in Clinton, and on June 11 at Books-a-Million in Mays Landing.