A regular girl and her best friend, a dog, do all kinds of things together, including making things. One day this regular girl decides she will make something magnificent. So she hires an assistant, gathers the supplies she needs and begins work on what will be something magnificent. Except the making just doesn't quite go as planned. No matter how hard the regular girl tries, the thing she is making just doesn't come out to be magnificent. But finally the girl works it all out and her creation truly is magnificent and original.
The Most Magnificent Thing is yet another wonderful picture book about creativity and persistence in difficult situations. A good lesson for all little people to learn.
Ashley Spires is the award-winning author and illustrator of Larf and Binky the Space Cat series. As Spires claims in her book, "the artwork in this book was rendered digitally with lots of practice, two hissy fits and one all-out tantrum." Spires who grew up in Tsawwassen, British Columbia won the Silver Birch Express Award for Binky the Space Cat.
The Most Magnificent Thing is ideal to read to older children and those participating in Reading Buddies programs.
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Toronto: Kids Can Press 2014