Polyvios wrote and illustrated his children's book "Sammy Smart Guy." The book is about a young boy with autism who becomes a successful artist despite challenges he faced. Sammy Smart Guy is a fictional character, but the story is an autobiographical account of Polyvios life.
Sammy Smart Guy has had a passion for art his entire life. As a young child, Sammy was curious about the world but had trouble asking people for help or guidance. At the age of three, Sammy began following his passion in art by drawing on his favorite videocassette. When Mom notices Sam’s beautiful work, she encourages him to draw on paper. As he grows older, Sammy’s unusual behavior continues. His parents take him to the doctor, and he is diagnosed with autism. Sammy’s teachers help him pursue his passion for art. Sammy grows older but still feels the same. After a period of behaviors, Sammy spends some time in a special hospital. When he is released, he still pursues his dreams. This story teaches children to follow their heart, no matter what people say.
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