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‘All the Ways to be Smart’, a charming new picture book with a beautiful message

All The Ways to be Smart is the most beautiful, brilliant new picture book. Full stop.

Charming illustrations in pretty, appealing colours? Check. Great rhyming text that is super fun to read aloud? Check. A wonderful message conveyed in a beautiful non-judgey way? Check. The book is a joyful celebration of childhood and all the different, unique ways to be smart.

‘Smart is not just ticks and crosses, smart is building boats from boxes. Folding aeroplanes for flying… Smart is kindness when there’s crying. Smart is not just being best at spelling bees, a tricky test. Or knowing all the answers ever… other things are just as clever.’  Yes, yes, yes!! This is honestly such a heartwarming, happy book and you can’t help but smile and nod along as you turn each page.

All The Ways to be Smart is written by Davina Bell and illustrated by Allison Colpoys. This is the third book out from this award-winning duo. I’m now going to track down their first two…

Courtney x


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