About this book This charming picture book is perfect for the early grades' exploration of character education, offering a perfect example of the rewards of perseverance and creativity. The story presents good options for dealing honestly with these feelings, reassuring children that it's okay to make mistakes. The clever use of verbs in groups of threes is both fun and functional, stimulating wonderful vocabulary enrichment. The girl doesn't just make her magnificent thing – she tinkers, hammers, and measures; she smoothes, wrenches, and fiddles. These precise action words are likely to spark the imaginations of youngsters eager to create their own inventions and is a great tie-in to learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Reviews form Around the World "Child-friendly language and charming illustrations are a perfect combination in this story of hope, perseverance, and hard work as a little girl endeavors to create the most magnificent thing. She fails more than once, even becoming so frustrated that she gives up. But determination wins the day when she takes a look at all her "failures" and discovers each has an element that is just right."—Janet Squires Books, Amazon
"This book is magnificent, and the message it sends is more than magnificent. I loved what's mentioned in the first illustration, the fact that you're already a special person with lots hidden inside, all you have to do (hardest part) is reach out and pull it."—Amina, Goodreads