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Did you know that there's more than one kind of smart? It's true! And no two people show their smarts the same way. Your blend of smarts is one-of-a-kind.

This book is all about different ways to be smart. Read on, and celebrate the unique smarts that make!

Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators.

About the Author

Michael Genhart, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California. He lives with his family in Marin County.

He received his BA in psychology from the University of California, San Diego and his PhD in clinical and community psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

He is the author of several picture books including: Ouch Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways (2016), Peanut Butter & Jellyous (2017), Cake & I Scream! (2017), Mac & Geeeez! (2017), and I See You (2017), all from Magination Press, as well as Yes We Are! (Little Pickle Press/Sourcebooks, 2018).

About the Illustrator

Holly Clifton-Brown is an illustrator and artist based in Somerset, England.

She graduated from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in 2008, and has since published several picture books and illustrations for an array of international publishing companies and clients.

Her work combines traditional painting, mixed media, and collage with contemporary techniques to create a unique and imaginative visual language.

When Holly is not drawing, you'll find her in the bath tub, out walking in the countryside with her family, fermenting vegetables, and having micro adventures with her son Ossian and dog Olive.

Reviews & Awards
  • Gold medal, Mom's Choice Awards

Review from Kids' Book Buzz

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

Additional Tabs

Reading is Fundamental logoThis book is part of the "Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Social Emotional Learning Collection"
Books in this collection are accompanied by FREE resources, including puzzles and word games, designed to enhance both literacy skills and socioemotional engagement of young readers.

Visit the RIF So Many Smarts! page for these resources.

Criss Cross Puzzle

Word Search

Memory Match