Cleversticks, illustrated by Derek, published in 1992 and still in print having sold over 110,000 copies.
Written by Bernard Ashley
Terry can tie up his shoes – Ling Sung can’t. Manjit can write her name but Ling Sung’s letters go all wrong and Sharon can button up her coat perfectly. Ling Sung doesn’t want to go back to school every again. But the next day at biscuit time Ling Sung does something amazing…
He uses two paintbrushes as chopsticks to pick up the biscuits. This is something that no-one else can do, not even the teachers, and Ling Sung feels very special indeed!