Book Review: The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

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The Most Magnificent Thing
 Ashley Spires
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Genre: Children’s Literature

A little girl and her canine assistant set out to make the most magnificent thing. But after much hard work, the end result is not what the girl had in mind. Frustrated, she quits. Her assistant suggests a long walk, and as they walk, it slowly becomes clear what the girl needs to do to succeed. A charming story that will give kids the most magnificent thing: perspective!


I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I always test out new children’s books on my almost 9 month old son. If a book keeps his attention, he seems intrigued, and I can even get a smile out of him then it’s usually well on its way to being a winner. So, this book passed the BabyJ test.

This is a great book about perseverance and confidence. The little girl in this book relies on herself and her “assistant” best friend to get the job done. Through her trials and failed attempts, anger and frustration, she has to find a way to make the magnificent thing. The writing is cute and straightforward, with simple, yet adorable illustrations.


The Final Countdown – 4 Stars

Goodreads – Link



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