A radiant celebration of the many different talents children can have, All the Ways to be Smart is certain to be one of the picture books of the year.
The third release from Australian duo Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys (The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade and Under the Love Umbrella), this book is funny and tender, exuberant and whimsical, and an absolute joy to pore over.
Smart is not just ticks and crosses, smart is building boats from boxes. Painting patterns, wheeling wagons, being mermaids, riding dragons …
This is a great book for nurturing a child’s confidence, and those who feel different from their friends will be reassured by the book’s varied descriptions of what makes someone smart.
For ages 2+