- Reading level: 5 - 7 years
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 01 edition (3 September 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1419708457
- ISBN-13: 978-1419708459
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Rosie Revere, Engineer Hardcover – 3 Sep 2013
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Rosie should indeed be revered: why, she s practically a poster girl for positivity and empowerment. And we re all in favour of gals excelling in the STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Way to go, Rosie! --Catherine O Dolan My Little Style File
"The words and pictures are equally beautiful. The story is inspiring and Rosie is awesome!" --Magpie That Blog
a book with great sense of rhythm and lots to discuss that could encourage girls to experiment, invent and get things wrong without worrying about it. Halleluiah! --The Bookbag
About the Author
Andrea Beaty is the author of Secrets of the Cicada Summer; Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies; When Giants Come to Play, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes; and Iggy Peck, Architect. David Roberts has illustrated many children's books, including Iggy Peck, Achitect and Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story. He was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children's illustration. He lives in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.
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I love reading to children and love great books. This book is a must have book in all children’s libraries. Why?
• The book is a larger book. Perfect for reading out loud to a group of children or to one child sitting next to you
• the story is written with an artistic flair for the written word. It’s like a song and a poem had a baby and out comes Rosie Revere Engineer.
• Postive message: about being different, about never giving up, it’s about multi-generations of girl power!
• if you get all of the creators books you’ll begin to notice really cute drawings in the pages that connect the books together.
•New York Times best seller.
This book is also great because there is a need to show our children that women and girls are more than princesses.
Previous reviewers compared Rosie to Iggy, complaining that Iggy was portrayed as bold, confident, and a natural, wishing Rosie was written similarly. How boring that would have been! We have all three of Andrea Beaty's books about Miss Lila Greer's second grade class at Blue River Creek, and appreciate that all the main characters are different. Just because Iggy is a boy or Rosie is blonde or Ada is a POC, my brunette, blue-eyed daughter still finds them all relatable.
For those of you who are raising children who are not always extroverted or 100% confident, this is a great book. A bit of warning, though. This line?
"Before it crashed, Rosie... before that... It flew."
Gets me every time. You've been warned.
Oh yeah, and the message. THE MESSAGE! :-) Girl Power, baby. But not overtly. Rosie is NEVER ridiculed because she's a girl. Her challenges have NOTHING whatsoever to do with gender. But she IS a girl. And her new hero and mentor IS an iconic WOMAN. And that's what I wanted. A protagonist with whom my own little girl might identify. Awesome. Super Highly Recommended. Along with Ms Beaty's "Ada Twist, Scientist" - another huge winner.
Andrea Beaty has written a children's novel for children and adults alike. It features an endearing character, Rosie, and her desperate hope of becoming an engineer. It's a whimsical tale told with lyrical words and gorgeous art. It's inspiring, moving, and might even be my favorite children's book I've ever read. Just don't tell Corduroy. I really appreciated that young Rosie has big dreams and even though the dream seems too big, it takes just one person and the perfect words to spark her spirit once again after a failure leads her to calling it quits. I absolutely recommend this children's short and will be purchasing it, and the other two books, for all future baby shower and kid's birthday gifts.