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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Australian author/illustrator team Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys, who previously collaborated on Captain Starfish (originally published as The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade) and Under the Love Umbrella, join forces again in this lovely picture-book exploration of intelligence. All the Ways to Be Smart by Davina Bell explores multiple intelligences in a way that small children can understand and appreciate. 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. An illustration of a group of witches stirring a cauldron says 'smart at rhyme and telling time, and building cubbies, making slime' I've no idea what cubbies are. 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.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung of the Kulin Nations — the first and continuing custodians of the land on which our books are created. While All the Ways to Be Smart would be an amazing addition for preschool and elementary classrooms, especially in this school climate where children worry at younger and younger ages about their performances in reading, writing, and math, the way Bell wrote this book makes it perfect to read one on one with a child you love at home as well. This collaboration between Davina Bell and Alison Colpoys is a celebration of what makes us us , of the strengths that we all have within ourselves – whether we’re dreamers, adventurers, readers or artists … The illustrations are whimsical and fun, with a beautiful colour palette.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. Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys have done it again, following up the absolutely beautiful 'Under the Love Umbrella' with this gem! I think this unique book with colourful illustrations by Allison Colpoys can help children feel proud of what makes them special. Use alongside our I Am an Amazing Person Worksheet for a great PSHCE lesson during the transition period in EYFS, Year 1 or Year 2.

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. Each page bursts with fun and movement using a limited palette of blues, browns and greens all tied exquisitely together with cheeky luminescent orange. With sing-song rhymes and bright colors, All the Ways to Be Smart echoes classic children's literature with a modern take. This book is funny and tender, exuberant and whimsical, and an absolute joy to pore over … Colpoys’ distinctive illustrations fizz with her trademark charm and vivacity; the colours burst out of the page with wild abandonment. 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.Joyful and vibrant … Allison Colpoys' illustrations shimmer with movement and vivacity, with her loose-line illustrations and selective colour palette exuding a nostalgic retro charm.

I remember feeling so frustrated as a child because I wanted there to be more than one meaning of "smart". This book (“All The Ways To Be Smart”) is about how being “smart” isn’t just about intellectual “smartness” but instead can encompass kindness, being artistic, being a good friend, etc. The energy of Bell’s rhyming couplets reflects the very inventiveness the book celebrates, the ebullience of kids’ imagination, emotional intelligence and practical talents. I enjoyed the book, but do agree with other reviews that some of the ways to be smart were a little dubious. So students feel pressure to do well in these tests, when in reality there is more to them than just their scores in those areas - they might be good at sports, or art, or music, or a friend to all etc.This gorgeous rhyming picture book reinforces the message that smart isn't just ticks and crosses ― it's also about being creative, adventurous, and having a good imagination … A triumph. My friend told me that when she gave the book to her son to read it made him cry and not talk to her for an hour because it gave him all the feelings!

Being smart is building boats from boxes, painting pirates, wheeling wagons, being mermaids and riding dragons.Great for discussing how we are all different and celebrating all of the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are. Colpoys' illustrations, showing a busy, multiracial, multi-gifted cast, convey joyous variety and abundant compassion. Fortunately now, there are many wonderful picture books for children that center around the idea of multiple intelligences, and today I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite— All the Ways to Be Smart by Davina Bell, illustrated by Allison Colpoys.



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