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The Most Magnificent Thing is picture book worth reading time and again with our children even for us adults when we lose perspective. It sends the perfect message to the reader about not giving up and looking at the problem from a different point of view. Just set back and recharge before tackling a difficult problem that is stuck.
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.)
A.DOR.A.BLE! This book about a creative and frustrated little girl made me smile. The illustrations were cute and memorable. The story is about a little girl who loves to build things but after several attempts at inventing "the magnificent thing" she has a bit of a meltdown when her ideas don't work.
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 MOST MAGNIFICENT THING by Ashley Spires is a beautiful little book with a significant message and some fine illustrations😀... While our little girl and her four legged friend set out to make the most magnificent thing , they are faced with a lot of hurdles and disappointments , but the story very nicely puts it across ,that it isn't always about the end , but the journey, and somehow you may have not achieved what you wanted to , but you still have come a long way and what you have achieved throughout the way is a significant stepping stone towards your goal. 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.