Bookbug Book of the Month: All the Ways to be Smart

Cover of All the Ways to be Smart
Category: Bookbug

All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys

ISBN: 9781911617556


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 Under the Love Umbrella comes this joyful ode to all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are.


'All the Ways to be Smart is a relaxing, rhyming story that celebrates the many individual achievements of our little ones. ‘Smart is not just ticks and crosses’ - but all the creative ways in which we learn, and love as we grow up. The beautiful, colourful illustrations and imaginative text give you a big cosy cuddle, and let you celebrate the things that make you, you.'

- Ruth Grindley, Early Years Digital Projects Manager


For more books that celebrate everyone for who they are, check out our 12 Illuminating Inclusive book list. We've also got more beautful picture books to share on our Kate Greenaway Medal Winners book list - perfect for all children (and their grown-ups!).



We have 5 copies of All the Ways to be Smart to give away. Answer the question below to be in with a chance of winning:

The competition will close at midnight on Thursday 28 February 2019.  

Please note our full terms and conditionsOnly one entry per household.


Q: The girl on the front cover of the book is playing which musical instrument?