This book was written to inform parents as well as educators about how young brains can get smarter. Grounded in research, this story is an easy-read with an empowering message to children. In the story, the little owl demonstrates not only perseverance, effort, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking, but also finds out that the brain is like a muscle that gets stronger (and smarter) when learning occurs. Whether it is read as a bedtime story or classroom read-aloud, the story's theme will foster a growth mindset in all children for a life time. What better way to give the gift of a growth mindset!