This reminds me of a kid’s book I had, or possibly have. I may still have it. I don’t exactly know where it is. I’m not perfect. Anyhow, the book is about Peter Perfect, who did everything right. The drawings of the other kids being “bad” were fabulous. At the end the secret is revealed: Peter Perfect is a robot, with a large wind up key in the middle of his back.
I got this link from Big Red Carpet Nursing’s blog, about perfectionism being a big risk for suicide. Many thanks!