05 Feb Review: The Most Magnificent Maker’s A to Z
The Most Magnificent Maker’s A to Z
By Ashley Spires (author and illustrator)
Kids Can Press, 2023
ISBN: 9781525306297 (hardcover)
4 to 8 years old
Review Elisabeth de Grandpré
Ashley Spires didn’t write the average A to Z alphabet book. I wouldn’t suggest it for a child just learning the alphabet. Instead, I’d suggest it for a child who wants to learn about the creative process, the scientific method, or general tinkering. Despite being a picture book, it could fall under the category of non-fiction. This is the third book in The Most Magnificent series. Like the first two books, it’s about the girl and her dog assistant, either searching for an idea or making and re-making her ideas. The words or short phrases along with their explanations teach a child about perseverance and failure: P is for patience, H is for help, and K is for keep going. I recommend it for school and public libraries. I liked the encouraging tone of the book and the emotive illustrations. The girl’s emotions jump off the page.