Matthew Syed (Author) Matthew Syed is a columnist for The Times, an acclaimed author and a former international table tennis champion. His first book for kids, You Are Awesome, was a no. 1 bestseller and won Best Children's Non-fiction Book 2019. He is also a trustee of Greenhouse Sports, a charity that empowers young people from disadvantaged communities through sport. Matthew is married, and has two young children.Toby Triumph (Illustrator) Toby Triumph is a New York-based illustrator from Yorkshire, England. He creates detailed hand-drawn pieces with an irreverent edge, that incorporate characters, typography and playful phrases. Outlines and blocks help him create definition within these detailed illustrations, often realised in mono or duo tone colour palettes. His work has been applied across product packaging, advertising, clothing, installations and large-scale murals.
An inspiring, uplifting read. I wish I'd had it as a kid. - Dermot O'LearyA must for any parent, I'm learning loads from the Ping Pong Guys new boom - InstagramGreat book for young children about determination resilience self confidence. - InstagramGrab yourselves a copy folks, this is wonderful and insightful #youareawesome #2daystogo #childrensbooks - InstagramAn awesome book about becoming awesome. How inspiring it is to know that there's a path to awesomeness and that anyone - absolutely anyone - can go down that path. This book shows you how. - Professor Carol Dweck'You Are Awesome' brings the enlightening writing of Matthew Syed to a younger audience. This is no flowery self help book. It is a carefully plotted narrative journeying through accessible evidence for the younger reader and inspirational examples of the benefits to the acquisition, for children, of a growth mindset. It is engaging, humorous and relevant for all young people. Destined to become a staple read for children at home and school. - Will Smith, Director, PiXLThis positive and empowering guide, by bestselling mindset author Matthew Syed, will help children build resilience, fulfil their potential and become successful, happy, awesome adults - it is a must read. - LoveReading4KidsI think this book is awesome. It is easy to read and very gripping. The things it teaches you are great life skills that can be applied to almost everything. The fact that it is written in a fun jovial manner make it easy to read even for people who aren't big readers. - Lovereading4kids