Illus. in full color. Ling Sung dreads going to school. There are too many things the other kids can do that he can’t. When he discovers everyone admires his ability to use chopsticks, Ling Sung is empowered.
About Bernard Ashley
Bernard Ashley was formerly a schoolteacher and is now a full-time author of children’s and young adult books noted for their realism. His books include Cleversticks, Little Soldier, and Aftershock. He lives in London.
"Ashley’s point, that all children are good at something, is well made and should be reassuring to young listeners. Brazell’s colorful mixed-media illustrations reflect an urban environment with a fully international cast of characters. A good choice for children just starting school–appropriate for classroom story hours or for parent/child sharing."–Booklist.