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All the Ways to be Smart: the beautifully illustrated international bestseller that celebrates the talents of every child

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Vibrant colours and charming whimsical illustrations fill the pages with character, and the rhythmic, rhyming text makes it a delight to read out loud. I’m thrilled to discover a book that reassures (kids) that there are a lot of ways to excel and that we each have our own unique gifts’. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. A joyful, sensitive and compassionate book with superb illustrations that represent diversity and difference.

Great for discussing how we are all different and celebrating all of the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are. It would be cool to do a spin off of this and have kids dive into all they ways that they are smart!This is a fantastic book that has no room for judgement: smart refers to anything, and anyone can be smart. She was a Senior Editor at Penguin Books Australia, where she worked with some of our country’s most beloved children’s book creators. One of the most pivotal messages that children need to har and illustrated with a brilliant spectrum of colours that leap from the page and right into the heart.

Everything that a child does can be a form of smartness when it is approached in the right way and this is a really important lesson to remind children of all age groups. A nice book pointing out that there are so many other ways to be smart than the stereotypical ways we generally confine that description to. Recommended to young children who wonder about smarts, and whether they have them, and who need a reminder that there are lots of ways to be intelligent. All the Ways to be Smart (Scribble / Scribe 2018) is a gorgeous, life-affirming children’s book that deservedly won the Children’s Picture Book of the Year in the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards.Colpoys's ink, charcoal, and pencil drawings burst with a profusion of neon orange and green, literally highlighting each scene with an incandescence that more than matches the rhyming couplets' jauntiness. Written and illustrated by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys, this colourful, rhyming story depicts all the ways a child can be smart other than intelligence, including emotional intelligence and kindness, creativity, problem-solving, curiosity, sharing, building things, drawing, imagination, caring for others, taking chances and risks, being a team player, enjoying your own company, as well as counting and telling stories. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Colpoys' illustrations, showing a busy, multiracial, multi-gifted cast, convey joyous variety and abundant compassion. Good scores in a test are great but the importance of celebrating the creative, collaborative and just plain quirky things that make us emotionally intelligent and well-rounded could not have been better portrayed.

Many facets of 'being smart' are covered in this exploration of brilliance including: creativity, spacial awareness, ingenuity, empathy, numeracy . A] parade of beauty that will give children of all backgrounds and interests confidence in their own uniqueness. Allison Colpoys (left) is an award-winning designer and illustrator, and the Art Director at Scribe Publications. Colpoys’ illustrations, showing a busy, multiracial, multi-gifted cast, convey joyous variety and abundant compassion.A lover of words and ideas in many forms, Davina regularly travels the country, speaking to children and adults about books and writing. This book was such a lovely way to say that all children are smart at different things but that doesn’t make anyone more or less smart.

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