Norma Olizon-Chikiamco writes for several leading newspapers
and magazines in the Philippines. Apart from winning first prize in
the Carlos Palance Memorial Award for Literature for Pan de Sal
Saves the Day, she has received an Outstanding Journalism Award
from the ANZ Chamber of Commerce and a National Book Award from the
Manila Critics Circle. She has also written a series of cookbooks
on Filipino cuisine.
Illustrator Mark Salvatus is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Manila. Two children's books he illustrated have won awards from the Philippine Board for Books for Young People (PBBY) and the National Book Awards-Manila Critics Circle.
"This is a sweet book all kids can relate to, about feeling shy or
that you are just not 'cool' enough for your classmates...This is a
universal story about gaining self-confidence, but it is rooted in
the specifics of the Philippines." -AllDoneMonkey.com
"This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents an entertaining story from the Philippines in both English and Tagalog." -PragmaticMom.com