Bernard Ashley was born and educated in London. For many years he was the head teacher of a South London Primary School. He is the writer of many children's books including A Kind of Wild Justice and The Little Soldier which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
A Chinese American boy realizes his know-how with chopsticks is a special skill; lessons on eating with chopsticks are lagniappe. Ages 3-6. (Sept.)
"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."