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Jimmy, the Nature SMART Ninja: A book about Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences (SMART Parts)
2019 FAPA President's Book Awards Winner - Education (bronze) Jimmy, the Nature SMART Ninja is the fourth book in Dr. Mary Massey’s SMART Parts series about Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Jimmy is introduced to the reader in the series’ introductory book, Ellie Rae Discovers Eight Ways to be SMART. Each subsequent book highlights one character and his/her “SMART part” or dominant intelligence. Jimmy is Nature SMART and has a great love and innate understanding of nature. He is interested in animal habitats, weather systems, and plant life. His interaction with his friends is often times based on his naturalist abilities and the conversations that emerge from playing outdoors together.