Author: Taro Yashima
Illustrator: Taro Yashima
The title refers to a reclusive Japanese boy named Chibi, who is perceived as slow and unintelligent by most of his schoolmates, until a nurturing school teacher decides to uncover his hidden talents and skills. A touching tale about the struggles of a child who may have special needs, the joys of discovering his strengths, and ﬁnding acceptance.
Publisher: Pufﬁn Books (New York)