A humorous tale of a 10-year old Philippino boy who takes a trip to Manila, and learns for the first time that he has to exert himself to get along in life and to keep out of trouble. A rollicking yarn, full of excitement. Suggests Mouseknees in style and tempo, and the background of tropical life and tropical philosophy links the Caribbean and the Pacific islands. The interest in That Mario is more successfully keyed to child level. Crude black and white drawings appropriate to text.