Rosie Revere, Engineer

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Abrams, Sep 3, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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. Ada Twist, Scientist, the companion picture book featuring the next kid from Iggy Peck's class, is available in September 2016.!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--

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."
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2013 Parents' Choice Award - GOLD
2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List
ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book
 
 

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User Review  - stoehrkr - LibraryThing

This book is all about persevering and learning to work through failures. Rosie tells the tale of enjoying engineering all sorts of fantastical things but starts to hide her tinkering when an uncle ... Read full review

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User Review  - gakers16 - LibraryThing

The book, Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, tells the story about a young girl, Rosie, who dreams about being a great engineer. She creates many gizmos and gadgets but gets made fun of every ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Ada Twist, Scientist, among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago.; David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including bestsellers Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Iggy Peck, Architect.

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