Monday, February 17, 2014

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires


     This is the story of a little girl and her dog that she "hires" as her assistant on their quest to make the most magnificent thing. The little girl knows exactly what she wants to make. She can see it in her mind's eye, but when she tries to make her creation it just doesn't turn out how she thought. She tries and tries, but eventually she gets so frustrated that she throws a fit and quits. She is then offered the idea of a walk, and this allows her to push back the anger and frustration. By the time she comes back to her "workshop" she then sees clearly exactly what she needs to do to make this creation she has thought of.
     I loved this book! What a great demonstration of what a young child will think and do! The story was a good model of the steps a child can take to calm himself down after he is frustrated and to never, never give up. The artwork was perfect with the storyline and had me giggling at the creativeness.
     I rated this book 5/5 stars and highly recommend it.

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