Gold medal, Nautilus Awards Gold medal, Mom's Choice Awards Finalist, 2017 INIDIES (Foreword Reviews) “This charmingly entertaining picture book encourages young readers to look at their own combination of brain power and skills to determine how they might learn best, excel, and be themselves.” —Midwest Book Review "I didn’t know that I was smart about a specific thing or that you can be smart about anything. Anybody can have any smarts. No smarts are better than the other smarts.....Some of them like science, math, exploring, music, writing, reading…you know all the stuff I’m talking about. All the animals were standing on the log trees that they cut down that showed what they were smart about. I thought that was pretty cute." —Kids' Book Buzz (Willow, Age 7) "It wowed me! While reading, writing and mathematics are important skills, there are other skills that make children smart. So Many Smarts inspires children to explore a variety of skills through a delightful array of animals who show them many ways to be smart. ....Children will have fun identifying the skills that make them unique." —Children's Books Heal
Did you know there’s more than one kind of Smart? In fact, there are many! Where do we start? No two people show their Smarts the same way. Each of us is different, and that’s a-okay!You have lots of different Smarts. Some louder, some quieter. Each plays a part. And no one Smart is better than another. So let’s read on. There are plenty to discover!
So Many Smarts! introduces kids to a variety of “smarts” and teaches that them there is more than one way to be smart. It encourages readers to look at their own combination of brain power and skills to determine how they might learn best, excel, and be themselves. Based on the theory of multiple intelligences, this book shows kids that all of the different skills they have require various types of smarts as well as how they can celebrate their differences. A Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators offers more information about the different smarts outlined in the book and ways to support children exploring their unique strengths. Free, downloadable activity sheets can be found at www.apa.org.