A book about Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Authored by Mary R. Massey Ed.D. Illustrated by April Bensch
Will, the Word SMART Wizard is the second book in Dr. Mary Massey’s
SMART Parts series about Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
Will is one of the characters from the series introductory book, Ellie
Rae Discovers Eight Ways to be SMART. He is Word SMART and loves jokes,
puns, rhymes and word plays. In this early childhood story, we see Will
using his Word SMART abilities to enhance some of his other multiple
intelligences or SMART parts. As children learn about their SMART parts,
they are fortified in their sense of self by better understanding their
strengths, valuing the strengths of others, and learning how to work
together to grow and learn.