Monday, September 29, 2014

Bibliophile's Corner

The Most Magnificent Thing
written & illustrated by Ashley Spires

Amazon Description:
Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. "She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!" But making her magnificent thing is anything but easy, and the girl tries and fails, repeatedly. Eventually, the girl gets really, really mad. She is so mad, in fact, that she quits...

My Thoughts:
The beautiful, whimsical artwork; the themes of perseverance and creativity; as well as the character development - all in a 32-page picture book - make The Most Magnificent Thing a very special picture book indeed. As I read this imaginative little story, I couldn't help but think: This is the perfect book for all writers to read! The book just so happens to be one of those extraordinary picture books that would speak to anyone with creativity in their bones, laughter in their soul, or a desire to be inspired in their heart.

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  1. What an adorable book! It sounds as good as it looks too. =)

    1. It's really well-written; quite lovely too. Have a great week, Leandra!

  2. Nice review, Victoria, and it sounds like a delightful book.

    1. It is. I only wish I'd purchased the hardback. I might still do that. Have a great time on your trip, Elizabeth.