All the Ways to be Smart

Author: Bell, Davina
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All the Ways to be Smart

A much-love picture book that celebrates the myriad ways for kids to be smart―being empathic, artistic, athletic, and inquisitive. A tender, funny, and exquisitely illustrated picture book celebrating all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are.

This beautiful book inventories all the unique, not-so-academic ways a person might be smart throughout their day; from being good at taking risks, to being kind, or knowing how to sit quietly and observe. A welcome message that is a delight with it's gentle and warm rhyming text. The illustrations depict a wide array of diverse people and creatures in colorful scenes that take up the whole page. 

With heartwarming rhyming text all about knowing what makes you special, All the Ways to Be Smart is a wonderful introduction to conversations about self-esteem.

  • Hardcover, 32 pages
  • 9" x 12"


Davina Bell is a writer and editor of books for young people. She was a Senior Editor at Penguin Books Australia, where she worked with some of our country’s most beloved children’s book creators. Davina lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Allison Colpoys is an award-winning designer and illustrator. Her picture books include The Underwater Fancy-dress ParadeUnder the Love Umbrella, and All the Ways To Be Smart. As well as receiving numerous Australian Book Design Awards for her illustration and cover design, she has won the CBCA Crichton Award for Best New Talent and two Australian Book Industry Awards. She lives in Melbourne, Australia. 

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