All the ways to be smart | Allison Colpoys
A joyful ode to all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are.
`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.'-Courtney Adamo, Babyccino
`A celebration of creativity and emotional intelligence featuring a diverse cast of kids. A reassuring read for primary-aged children who feel like a round peg in a square, academic hole.' -Philippa Chandler, Guardian Australia
About the Author
Davina Bell is a writer from Western Australia. She is the author of the award-winning picture book The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade (illustrated by Allison Colpoys), which won the 2016 Australian Book Industry Award for Best Childrens Book from a Small Publisher, as well as the Alice books in the best-selling Our Australian Girl series. For six years she was a Senior Editor at Penguin Books in the Young Readers Division, where she worked with some of our country's most beloved childrens book creators.
Davina lives and works in Melbourne, where she still dreams about the Western Australian beaches while drinking a lot of very good Melbourne coffee.