An iconic picture book in Brazilian literature, “The Little Nutty Boy” tells the story of a zany young boy who gets into all sorts of trouble. Time passes, and he grows up (as you do). And you know what? That great kid turns into a pretty great adult.
The book became so wildly popular that it led to the creation of a newspaper comic strip, two blockbuster movies, plays, and even a tv series.
Ziraldo Alvars Pinto is an author, painter, comic creator, and journalist. Apart from his work as a cartoonist, he’s also known for having co-established a progressive newspaper that ran during Brazil’s 1964-1989 dictatorship.