by Ashley Spires
Age range: 3 to 7 years old
The girl loves to build things with her dog-assistant. She is not only very creative. She is a perfectionist. And today she wants to make the most magnificent thing! She knows exactly how the most magnificent thing looks. She knows perfectly well how the most magnificent thing works. It's just that for some reason all the first twenty "things" she makes are wrong! She is so frustrated! Actually she is really mad!
But after a well deserved break, she realizes that not all is wrong with the wrong "things". Actually some parts are pretty good. She could use the good parts to finally make the most magnificent thing. And she does.
Maybe the most magnificent thing is not exactly what she was expecting, but it is just what she wanted. And if it provides a great shared moment of fun and laugh, then it definitively is the most magnificent thing!
The story is funny and cute. The illustrations are amazing, focused in the character and the "things". The background, when there's one, is delineated in black over white.
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.