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Rosie Revere, Engineer

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ISBN13: 9781419708459
ISBN10: 1419708457
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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.

Review:

"Beaty and Roberts return to the themes (and second-grade classroom) of 2007's Iggy Peck, Architect to revel in the talents and insecurities of one of his classmates. Rosie Revere loves nothing more than to create Rube Goldberg — worthy contraptions during the wee hours of the morning. But an earlier incident has sapped Rosie's self-confidence: after she created a quirky snake-deterring hat for a beloved zookeeper uncle, his response was devastating: 'He laughed till he wheezed and his eyes filled with tears,/ all to the horror of Rosie Revere.' It takes a visit from another enterprising family member to restore Rosie's faith in herself. The book's message — that the unthinking words and actions of adults can have a chilling effect on children — is an important one, though Beaty hammers it a bit hard in her singsong rhymes. Luckily, Roberts compensates with comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie's creativity at every turn. To wit, in Rosie's version of using every part of the buffalo, she doesn't let a single baby doll appendage go to waste. Ages 5 – up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Andrea Beaty is the author of Secrets of the Cicada Summer, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, When Giants Come to Play, and Iggy Peck, Architect. She lives just outside Chicago. Learn more about Andrea at andreabeaty.com.

David Roberts has illustrated many children's books, including Iggy Peck, Architect, Little Red, and Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story. He lives in London.

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Rachel Coker, January 4, 2015 (view all comments by Rachel Coker)
I don't often take the time to leave comments about children's books, but "Rosie Revere, Engineer" is something special. The rhymes are clever; the illustrations are fun. Best of all is the message of this delightful book: You only fail if you give up. This is something today's kids need to hear over and over. Throw in the fact that the book introduces kids to the idea of becoming engineers, and this is a real winner.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781419708459
Author:
Beaty, Andrea
Publisher:
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Author:
Roberts, David
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Business, Careers, Occupations
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in
Age Level:
from 3 up to 7

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Beaty and Roberts return to the themes (and second-grade classroom) of 2007's Iggy Peck, Architect to revel in the talents and insecurities of one of his classmates. Rosie Revere loves nothing more than to create Rube Goldberg — worthy contraptions during the wee hours of the morning. But an earlier incident has sapped Rosie's self-confidence: after she created a quirky snake-deterring hat for a beloved zookeeper uncle, his response was devastating: 'He laughed till he wheezed and his eyes filled with tears,/ all to the horror of Rosie Revere.' It takes a visit from another enterprising family member to restore Rosie's faith in herself. The book's message — that the unthinking words and actions of adults can have a chilling effect on children — is an important one, though Beaty hammers it a bit hard in her singsong rhymes. Luckily, Roberts compensates with comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie's creativity at every turn. To wit, in Rosie's version of using every part of the buffalo, she doesn't let a single baby doll appendage go to waste. Ages 5 – up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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