The Most Magnificent Thing

The Most Magnificent Thing - Ashley Spires

She is just an average girl trying to make a dream in her head into reality. With the help of her assistant ( a very adorable looking pug mix), she sets off on the creative journey to make something out of nothing. 




- The main character is FEMALE!!! Which i know doesn't seem like a HUGE thing but it is. When it comes to children books it seems that gender and social restraints are the most binding. Usually boys are the engineers, creators and imagineers. Where as girls are in a domestic setting surrounded with dolls, lace and pretty things.  


- Changing the future for how girls should see themselves. By giving girls stories in which show female characters building and creating produce women that want to go into fields that used to be dominantly male. Such as engineering, giving little girls an outlet to be able to move past the norm and reach for higher achievements. We need more girls outside building things and tearing things apart to find out how things work. To get those creative juices flowing. That way their imagination is stimulated and will foster great thinkers. 


- The book had a great message: If at first you don't succeed try and try again. The little girl fails many many times to get to the end product. She throws a tantrum over failing and not being able to make her idea real. BUT she does not quit and keeps trying. Also what she thinks are failures actually can help other people. 


- The dog.... I named him Biscuit...... I want him




- The story ended.


A copy of this book was given to me by NetGalley and the publisher. Thank you for this great book.