The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires Book Review

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Release Date: April 1, 2014

No one said making the most magnificent thing would be easy, but why is it so hard? No matter how many different ways the little girl tries, she just can't seem to make the thing in her head come out in real life. However, sometimes you just have to walk away from something for a bit in order to discover the most magnificent thing!

This is the perfect book for a budding young inventor or engineer. For that kid who is always trying to make things or has an obsession with Lifehacks. It is about the creative engineering process and the perseverance to follow through even when things get maddingly frustrating. It is one of those rare picture books that includes math, engineering, and the importance of trial and error. It flies in the face of the modern concept of perfectionism, for even though the most magnificent thing is just what this little girl wants, it is not by any means, perfect.