This book is an encouragement to tinkerers everywhere. The girl is good at making things and makes them all the time. But one day her idea will just not come out right. Even with the help of her faithful assistant, she cannot get the thing to look like or act like the idea in her head. It is not magnificent at all and she is not happy about it. The process she goes through would be great for introducing a lesson on perseverance, problem solving, or creativity. There is also an incredible amount of wonderful vocabulary in the story and might be used for a lesson on synonyms, adjectives, verbs, or writing in general. Readers will have fun trying to figure out what she is making - since no two attempts look the same, it is hard to guess. I love her assistant - what a helper! (You'll see what I mean.)
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. And we just added a copy to the library through our Junior Library Guild subscription.