Rosie Revere, Engineer

By Andrea Beaty; David Roberts (Illustrator)
(Harry N. Abrams, Hardcover, 9781419708459, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

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Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true. But when her contraption doesn't fly but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose insists that Rosie's contraption was a raging success: you can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit.
From the powerhouse author-illustrator team of "Iggy Peck, Architect "comes "Rosie Revere, Engineer," another charming, witty picture book about believing in yourself and pursuing your passion.
Praise for "Rosie Revere, Engineer""Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie's creativity at every turn."--"Publishers Weekly"
"The detritus of Rosie's collections is fascinating, from broken dolls and stuffed animals to nails, tools, pencils, old lamps and possibly an erector set. And cheddar-cheese spray."
--"Kirkus Reviews"
"This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She's an imaginative thinker who hides her light under a bushel (well, really, the bed) after being laughed at for one of her inventions."
--"Booklist"
Award
2013 Parents' Choice Award - GOLD
2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List
ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book

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