Friday, September 26, 2014

Margo's Musings: Does Practice Make Perfect?

Margo’s favorite book this week has turned out to be entertaining for the whole family. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires is a book that inspires. In this adorably illustrated story, a young girl is determined to create the most magnificent thing ever. She knows exactly what it will look like. Unfortunately, she has a few problems with some of her creations, but each time she knows just what to do. Eventually, she gets mad that things still aren’t being made the “right way”. What's a girl to do? Taking a walk with her dog might help her see things in the right light. Will all her practice be for nothing? Is it possible that she just needs to keep on working? I’m not telling!



Margo can’t get enough of the pictures in this book, and the dog reminds her of our little pug, Auntie Em. She points and laughs as we read. You should hear Margo telling the girl in the story, “It’s okay”. Of course, once we finish reading, it's time to make our own inventions, which is a blast, though we haven’t created the perfect thing yet. Still, it's fun for the whole family to build something together. 



This is a fabulous story that teaches a lesson we can all learn from, and I'd recommend it to book lovers of all ages.

Happy reading!
~F 

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34 comments:

  1. Loving the illustrations and the fact that rather than a little boy the 'creator' is a little girl.

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    1. Tracy- I love the illustrations and that the main character is a little girl!::) ~L

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  2. I've ordered this book and can't wait to read it. It looks seriously cute.

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    1. Rosy- It is absolutely adorable. You will love it! :) ~L

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  3. Beautiful book!!! I love the colorful drawings.

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  4. What a gorgeous book, I know two little girls who will love this one. Thanks for telling us about it. I hope your weekend is going well. x

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    1. Barbara- Your granddaughters will love this book. The pictures are enchanting and the message is fabulous. :) ~L

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  5. What an adorable idea for a story, and the drawings are precious. Looks like a winner. Thanks for letting us know about it.

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    1. Beverly- I agree with you! The story and drawings are wonderful. :) ~L

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    1. Sherrie- I love the girl's expressions in the story. :) ~L

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  7. Sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The Armchair Squid- It is! :) ~L

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  8. I love the style of the illustrations. They're so humorous, they really make me smile. I'm sure the book's awesome! :)

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    1. Lexa- The book is awesome and the illustrations add so much to the story. :) ~L

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  9. I need to get a copy of this - looks great!

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    1. Amy- Enjoy! It is a book with a fantastic message. :) ~L

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  10. Looks so cute! I hope I can find a copy of it soon. Have a great week ahead, ladies.

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    1. Claudine- It is so cute and I hope you get a copy soon. You will LOVE it! :) ~L

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    1. Nas- Such a fabulous book. :) ~L

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  12. Love the art and the concept! thanks for the info! :)

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    1. Jemi- Me, too! You are welcome! :) ~L

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  13. This sounds adorable! And I love the illustrations!

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    1. Meradeth- The illustrations are so awesome. I loved looking at each one. :) ~L

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  14. I am having trouble reaching Jess. My emails to her keep kicking back and, Jess, you won some books on my blog. Please contact me with your snail mail address. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Rosi! :) ~L

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  15. Great illustration and it looks like a great read.

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    1. Medeia- The illustrations are top notch! :) ~L

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  16. Magnificent idea! Especially as a child, our creations can never match our imaginations.

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    1. Theresa- So true! Well said. :) ~L

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