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:
So excited to finally show everybody what has been keeping me so busy the last few months! I can’t thank enough people for helping me accomplish what has been #1 on the bucket list for my entire life-my book “Oliver Brightside: You Don’t Want That Penny” will be available in March, and available for pre sale on www.oliverbrightside.com ❗️ SO many fun things will be happening leading up to, and after the release.
Proud mama Caroline Manzo, naturally, led the way with the Instagram love:
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Chris’ siblings, Albie Manzo and Lauren Manzo Scalia, also couldn’t contain their excitement for their little bro:
Today’s the day! Just walked in Barnes & Noble in Union Square and walked out with @chris_manzo’s book. I could not be more proud of you and what you’ve accomplished. This is the start of something great and I’m so excited for what’s to come. Congrats brother!!!! Oliver Brightside available now, go get it and come see Chris tomorrow in Union Square!!!
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