I adored this book sooo much!
This is a MUST book to get for girls!
5 magnificent stars!
About the Book
The Most Magnificent Thing
Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!? But making her magnificent thing is anything but easy, and the girl tries and fails, repeatedly. Eventually, the girl gets really, really mad. She is so mad, in fact, that she quits. But after her dog convinces her to take a walk, she comes back to her project with renewed enthusiasm and manages to get it just right.
For the early grades’ exploration of character education, this funny book offers a perfect example of the rewards of perseverance and creativity. The girl’s frustration and anger are vividly depicted in the detailed art, and the story offers good options for dealing honestly with these feelings, while at the same time reassuring children that it’s okay to make mistakes. The clever use of verbs in groups of threes is both fun and functional, offering opportunities for wonderful vocabulary enrichment. The girl doesn’t just make her magnificent thing — “she tinkers and hammers and measures, she smoothes and wrenches and fiddles, she twists and tweaks and fastens.” These precise action words are likely to fire up the imaginations of youngsters eager to create their own inventions and is a great tie-in to learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
This book is about a nerdy girl and her dog which I think is a bulldog so two favorite things right there!
Nerdy girl + Bulldog = Insta Love!
And she is a planner like moi!!!
If there is one thing glorious in this world is… Planning!
So, she comes up with a project board with mechanical pieces and measurements, and my engineer’s soul is doing a happy dance!
Because… There is nothing more artistic than mechanical pieces! That’s why I’m such a big fan of anything steampunk!
And.. She draws, sketches, measures, plans, buys supplies, the whole glorious nine yards of being a doer! A Maker!
And… She is Hyper focused on her project, and oblivious to the rest of the world [who is a little annoyed with her obliviousness like the world is usually with MOI! 🙂 ]
And she uses tools! And she hammers, tinkers… And build her own artifact!
Love this girl!
And… the artifact is NOT what she had in mind, BUT she doesn’t give up
OMG I love this girl to bits!
She gets MAD, but she keeps trying! She STUDIES, ANALYSES and tries different things until SHE SUCCEEDS!
What a great message and role model!
I’m SOOO getting this book for Butterfly!
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