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The Most Magnificent Thing Kindle Edition
|Length: 32 pages||Language: English||Age Level: 3 - 7|
|Grade Level: P - 2|
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About the Author
Ashley Spires grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the supposed stomping grounds of Bigfoot. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children, including Small Saul and the Adventures of Binky the Space Cat. She was the recipient of the 2011 Silver Birch Express Award and the 2011 Hackmatack Award for Binky the Space Cat and was shortlisted for a Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award and an Eisner Award for Binky Under Pressure. Ashley currently lives in British Columbia. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
Young readers will love the surprise ending. Readers learn that not everything comes out ?just the right way? instantly.―International Reading Association
Without being heavy-handed, the author has shown how perseverance, determination, vision, and dealing with your emotions can pay off. Illustrations add charm to the story ... This is a good read-aloud.―Library Media Connection
This is a solid choice with a great message that encourages kids not to quit in the face of disappointment but rather to change their perspective and start over.―School Library Journal
This indefatigable little girl won't let frustration get in the way of creating her magnificent contraption. Determination is key!―Today's Parent
The Most Magnificent Thing captures the ups and downs of the creative process perfectly ... with honesty and even a little elegance.―Globe and Mail
The Most Magnificent Thing is a wonderful fable about effort and reward, in a tone perfectly understandable to younger children. A definite addition to public and primary school collections.―CM Magazine
Spires' understanding of the fragility and power of the artistic impulse mixes with expert pacing and subtle characterization for maximum delight.―Kirkus Reviews - Starred Review
It's a useful description of the creative process, an affirmation of making rather than buying, and a model for girl engineers.―Publishers Weekly
In the end, it's precisely the kind of book we need for kids these days. Perfection is a myth. Banged up, beat up, good enough can sometimes be the best possible solution to a problem. A lesson for the 21st century children everywhere.―Elizabeth Bird, SLJ.com --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- File Size : 21016 KB
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- Print Length : 32 pages
- Publisher : Kids Can Press (1 April 2014)
- Enhanced Typesetting : Not Enabled
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- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00IZH626G
- Best Sellers Rank: #62,778 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was pulled into the book with the cover and blurb and immediately requested it. The book is not just a story about making something but learning as well. The girl tries to invent something, tinkering and planning as she goes about her task. Learning and play along with reading make a delightful trio in this book, The Most Magnificent Thing.
It is a simple story that can be a good guiding and motivating book for small children. I sat and read it to my son and we read it twice and talked about the pictures and all the little changes and activities the little girl was doing. Her cute, silly dog made the story funny and endearing. The furry assistant sure made a lot of things easy. Only now, my son is asking for his own assistant so he too can build ‘magnificent things’.
The illustrations are spot on making it a delight for the younger kids to read as well. The pictures of the ‘magnificent thing’ they are making and its different version was a fun clue to figure out. We played the game together to try to find the exact thing they were making.
The Most Magnificent Thing has excellent narration and language and teaches a child and adults about creativity, challenges, and not giving up. Often we are told to ‘take a break’ or ‘see things from a different perspective this book shares all this wisdom in a simple and rather cute manner.
A fresh, funny book full of wisdom. A perfect pick for an ideal gift book as well.
(I requested this book from KidsCanPress via NetGalley review is my own.)
Friendly and happy illustrations, with her every faithful and helpful puppy.
After a bit of a "time out" and walk with her puppy, she goes but and successfully finishes her project. This story teaches children that it's ok to make mistakes and when things don't always work, take a break and try again. I would definitely recommend this book to all my friends with children.
The quirky illustrations , and minimal writing keeps one engaged , and conveys a message that hits home. A wonderful lesson for children , and a beautiful reminder for adults.