The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

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Originally published in: 2014

What it’s about: A picture book about a young girl who wants to design and build a great thing she has imagined.

What made me pick it up: It was featured on OverDrive so I checked it out.

My favorite things: I really liked the message of tenacity in this book. Know what happens after she builds her first great thing? She hates it. It’s all wrong. But she keeps trying, even when she wants to quit, until the thing is to her liking. And she does it all without help – for her emotional regulation or for her ability to complete a task. She can do it by herself, thank you very much. She is no damsel in distress.

Who it’s great for: Young inventors. Hardheaded littles determined to do things their way, especially girls.

Erica’s rating: four-shells


Find this book in your local library or on Amazon (affiliate link).


 

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