Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere dreams 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.

Told in rhyme, her story is as filled with beauty as it is life lessons:

But when no one saw her, she peeked in the trash
For treasures to add to her engineer’s stash.
And late, late at night, Rosie rolled up her sleeves
And built in her hideaway under the eaves.

Young boys and girls will love their time spent with Rosie Revere. They’ll be captivated by the story and colorful illustrations, and also learn about the passion and practicality of science (STEM).

Publication date: 03 Sept 2013

Author: Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

Abrams Books

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