Summer has finally come, but Manolito is stuck at home while all of his friends head off on vacation. To fill the time, Manolito and his little brother go to Hangman's park or the swimming pool. The summer seems to be boring until Manolito makes a new friend, Mustard. The two of them begin to play games together and when Big Ears comes back it is a little awkward trying to find time for all of Manolito's friends. He is growing a little older and now is learning how to balance things without giving up one important thing for another.
I've enjoyed every part of this series. They are all entertaining with a fair amount of laughs. I especially like Manolito's voice. He is witty and intelligent while still sounding like a child. When he uses sophisticated vocabulary, he usually tells a story about how he knows things. Generally, this is a safe book to pick up and read to a child between 2nd-6th grade without worrying about content or fun. Even adults will get a kick out of Manolito's tales.