For nearly all the children in the world it is complicated to get chosen as a school delegate, but for Cal it is even more so because he is short, frail and sometimes (just sometimes), he stutters a bit. In addition, his school mates are constantly making fun of his father. Cal himself would also do it, if he wasn’t his own father. So it seems unlikely that he becomes delegate, which is just what Cal needs. And not because he wants it very badly, no way, but for a much more important reason: to save his dog, Tofu.