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Rosie Revere, Engineer (Hardcover)
A young girl named Rosie Revere dreams of being an engineer, and with that the reader is off on a lyrical adventure following our young dreamer. Beaty's picture book, almost musical when read aloud and full of humorous misadventures, reinforces a positive message for young girls about overcoming failure and following one's passion. Beaty also features historical women related to the field of aviation, some well know and others not: Elisabth Thible and E. Lillian Todd stand side-by-side with Amelia Earhart and of course the book's namesake, Rosie the Riveter, a cultural icon of WWII. If you like this book, try the equally great follow up, Ada Twist, Scientist. Ages 5-7— From Caitlin
Don't miss Rosie’s further adventures—with her friends Iggy Peck and Ada Twist—in the instant New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, an all-new chapter book starring The Questioneers!
Rosie Revere dreamed of becoming a great engineer. Where some people see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats: Rosie’s gizmos would astound—if she ever let anyone see them.
Afraid of failure, she hides them away under her bed. Until a fateful visit from her great-great-aunt Rose (AKA Rosie the Riveter!), who shows her that the first flop isn’t something to fear—it’s something to celebrate. And you can only truly fail, if you quit.
Collect them all! Add these other STEM favorites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today!
Ada Twist, Scientist
Iggy Peck, Architect
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists
Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects
Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
Questioneers Family Calendar
Praise for Rosie Revere, Engineer
"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."
"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."
2013 Parents' Choice Award - GOLD
2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List
ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book