Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Most Magnificent Thing (Ashley Spires)

The Most Magnificent Thing
Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press
Fiction, YA Picture Book
****+ (Good/Great)

DESCRIPTION: An inventive girl decides to build the Most Magnificent Thing she's ever built... but it keeps coming out wrong.

REVIEW: This is perhaps the perfect examination of the creative process for anyone, young or old. Despite extensive plans and experience, the unnamed girl's project refuses to cooperate - making her increasingly upset that nobody else can see the wonderful vision in her mind. But all creativity is ultimately a compromise between dream and reality, intent and execution. The pictures are fun and tell the story well.

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