Diary of a Wimpy Kid

by

Jeff Kinney

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Manny Heffley Character Analysis

Manny is Greg and Rodrick’s younger brother and is only about three years old. Greg resents the attention and indulgence that their mom and dad give Manny, and Greg thinks that Manny can get away with anything. For example, when Manny draws on the wall with permanent marker, the boys’ parents think it’s cute. Greg is also annoyed at having to be responsible for getting Manny ready for daycare in the morning, since Manny throws his cereal down the toilet. Manny, on the other hand, seems to adore Greg, calling him “bubba” (a nickname that Greg finds excruciatingly embarrassing).

Manny Heffley Quotes in Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid quotes below are all either spoken by Manny Heffley or refer to Manny Heffley . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Abrams edition of Diary of a Wimpy Kid published in 2007.
December Quotes

Well, if one good thing came out of the play, it's that I don't have to worry about the “Bubby” nickname anymore. I saw Archie Kelly getting hassled in the hallway after fifth period today, so it looks like I can finally start to breathe a little easier.

Related Characters: Greg Heffley (speaker), Manny Heffley , Archie Kelly
Page Number: 114
Explanation and Analysis:
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Manny Heffley Character Timeline in Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The timeline below shows where the character Manny Heffley appears in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
September
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Monday. Greg resents the attention given to his younger brother, Manny, who can do no wrong in their parents’ eyes. For example, Manny drew a self-portrait... (full context)
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...of Rodrick’s heavy metal magazines had a photo of a woman in a bikini, which Manny then brought into day care for show and tell. As punishment, Rodrick has to answer... (full context)
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Wednesday. Greg is frustrated that he’s still banned from playing video games, since Manny now uses Greg’s gaming system to play educational games. The one silver lining is that... (full context)
October
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...that it doesn’t look much like a knight anymore. Greg’s mom tells him to take Manny with him on the trick-or-treating trip, which leads to Greg’s dad coming as well, along... (full context)
December
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...onstage. Greg is embarrassed that Rodrick has come to see him sing. Perhaps even worse, Manny shouts “bubby,” potentially making the whole school aware of his embarrassing nickname. Thinking quickly, Greg... (full context)
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...Greg remembers that Christmas is coming up, and it’s time to make his wish list. Manny circles every toy in the catalogue, which Greg thinks is a bad strategy, since then... (full context)
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...Christmas morning, Greg is disappointed with his gifts—which are mostly books and socks—while noting that Manny “made out like a bandit” and got almost everything he asked for. Greg gives books... (full context)
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...Eve. Greg resentfully explains that he is grounded on New Year’s Eve because he told Manny that a small black ball of thread was a spider. Manny ate the “spider” and... (full context)
February
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...lawn, angering Greg’s dad. Greg’s dad is annoyed even further when Greg throws snow at Manny, so he takes out his shovel and destroys Greg and Rowley’s snowball. Rowley is mad... (full context)