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

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

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

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An online friend didn't care for the text here, and I do think that it sometimes felt a little too convenient and list-like, but I was willing to forgive it, because overall I enjoyed it, and because I found the artwork simply beautiful! This process has meant younger and younger children are expected to demonstrate these skills and behaviours, and we talk about "school readiness" with three and four year olds, at least in my sector. The illustrations are beautiful and the writing has a nice rhythm that makes it pleasant and easy to read - even if it is a little dry.

I remember feeling so frustrated as a child because I wanted there to be more than one meaning of ‘smart’.

stars for the illustrations but no stars for the text I'm afraid, reading lists can be really boring! It’s highly likely every child who reads this book will find something in it that shows they too are smart. So as a teacher, I’ve always been super sensitive to use the word “smart” because it carries so much weight.

A picture book that is joyous, life-affirming, and challenges stereotypes about what it means to be clever. Celebrates the myriad ways for kids to be smart--being empathic, artistic, athletic, and inquisitive. This book celebrates the myriad ways one can be smart ― knowing the right thing to say, being welcoming to a shy friend, using your imagination, taking chances.

Rather, it’s the value of learning through play which is beautifully illustrated and will captivate children’s imagination throughout the book. The message is great but there is no real story to this book and it’s mostly positive affirmations which are great for adults but not for kids. All the Ways to Be Smart is the perfect feel-good bedtime story that I can’t wait to gift this Christmas. Every page of this book in joyous, imaginative and life-affirming … All the Ways to be Smart is a celebration of what childhood can be, and it will likely become a classic.

Realistic illustrations show children of varying racial presentations joining sentient animals and benign, hairy monsters to confidently explore their world, real and imagined. Being smart is building boats from boxes, painting pirates, wheeling wagons, being mermaids and riding dragons. This is a wonderful book to introduce this multiple intelligence notion to students, and serves as a reminder of the diversity we have with our peers, as well as inside ourselves.This book celebrates the myriad ways one can be smart--knowing the right thing to say, being welcoming to a shy friend, using your imagination, taking chances. An earnest and charming book celebrating the joys of all the wonderful qualities that make children who they are, with a subtle and unique message that getting excellent grades is not what makes you smart. From the dynamic partnership of Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys comes a tender, funny, and exquisitely illustrated picture book celebrating the myriad talents that each child brings to the world, from being able to read or tell the time to being good at blowing bubbles.

Allison Colpoys outdid herself here, with illustrations that utilize bright, jewel-like colors that leap off the page, and have a fun, stylized sensibility that just works on the page. For neuro-atypical or otherwise differently-abled kids like JJ, a book like this can make them, and their caregivers, feel seen. Being smart is more than just one thing; it’s not just being good at taking tests or doing math or getting good grades in school. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. She has written many books such as "All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors", "Under the Love Umbrella", "The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade", "Oh Albert!I have noticed that in year 1, a lot of children begin to get a fixed mindset when it comes to their ability and it would be very beneficial to remind them that smartness isn’t about how well they do on a maths test, it is much more about how they act, how they respond to each other and how they think. The lovely rhyming text and vibrant illustrations with splashes of neon make this a truly unique book. With beautiful heartwarming rhyming text all about knowing and owning what makes YOU special, this book is a wonderful introduction to conversations about self esteem. 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.



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