Book Review: The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires (✮✮✮✮)

the most magnificent thing

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Title: The Most Magnificent Thing

Author: Ashley Spires

Genre: Moral, animals, science, children’s fiction

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Pages: 32 pages

Publication Date: 1st April 2014 

My Rating: 4/5

Hi there friends,

I’ve just read another great book from Kids Can Press who are quickly becoming one of my favourite publishers of children’s picture books. This particular story showed the importance of perseverance and some useful anger management techniques too! A fun read that younger children will love.

This is a lovely book with gorgeous illustrations. Definitely a book that you want to read aloud and share. The young girl in this story is absolutely determined that she wants to to invent something magnificent. Unfortunately everything she makes just isn’t quite right, other people like her inventions but she just can’t see anything good in them. She becomes madder and madder when seeing her inventions not reflect the magnificent idea she wants to create. Fortunately her assistant, an adorable small dog, has just the right idea to make her relax and see the good in her work. In fact, she might be able to make something most magnificent after all.

The young girl in this book reminded me of myself as a child in some ways! A bit of a perfectionist but always willing to have a go. The values of resilience and friendship are shown through this enchanting story. It shows how if something doesn’t go right at first, if you keep trying you never know how well you may succeed.

If you would like to obtain a copy of the book, you can do so from your local book shop. Unless this is not possible there are other sources to do so including: Amazon UK and Barnes and Noble. Let me know what you thought about the book in the comments if you read it too!

Happy reading,
Anna x


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