The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires, is an adorable children’s book about a little girl and her dog who set out to build the most magnificent thing. Unfortunately, her first, second, third…sixth tries are unsuccessful. With each attempt, her frustration mounts, until she explodes. Spires creates a cute little tale about how kids can get easily frustrated when they are unable to recreate the magnificent ideas that flourish in their imagination. However, by taking a step back, they are able to look at things in a new light.
I loved this book! The illustrations are just as charming as the story, and the dog (both his pictures and his actions as told in the story) really steals the show. Though my daughter is eight and the story is meant for younger children, she still enjoyed it. This is a must for your young child’s bookshelf. Full stars for this adorable little lesson on patience and endurance.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.