Rosie Revere Engineer


Material Hardcover; 11.5 x 0.2 x 9.5 in., 32 pages
Author Andrea Beaty
Publisher Abrams Books
Illustator David Roberts
Appropriate Age Range 5 to 7 years old
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.