ITEM: All the Ways to Be Smart by Davina Bell
CATEGORY: Social and Emotional Development
ABOUT THE BOOK: Every page of this book is joyous, imaginative and life-affirming … The book is a celebration of what childhood can be, and it will likely become a classic. It’s a joyful ode to all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are.
Smart is not just ticks and crosses,
smart is building boats from boxes.
Painting patterns, wheeling wagons,
being mermaids, riding dragons…
From the award-winning creators of The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade and Under the Love Umbrella comes this joyful ode to all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are. Davina lives and works in Melbourne, where she still dreams about the Western Australian beaches while drinking a lot of very good Melbourne coffee.
`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. Children will want to pore over each page, while the seamless read-out-loud rhyming pattern will ensure this is a favourite for years to come.’ -Kids’ Book Review
KEY TOPIC: Self-Esteem, Self-Belief, Universal Splendidness
AUTHOR: Davina Bell
ILLUSTRATOR: Allison Colpoys
RECOMMENDED AGE: 1-6 years (though we are adults and have it on our bookshelves)
FORMAT: 32 page hardback book
SIZE: 255mm × 210mm