Rosie Revere, Engineer, Hardback

Rosie Revere, Engineer Hardback

Illustrated by David Roberts

4.5 out of 5 (7 ratings)


From the powerhouse author/illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witty picture book about pursuing your passion.

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.

Her invention complete, Rosie attempts a test flight--but after a moment, the machine crashes to the ground.

Discouraged, Rosie deems the invention a failure, but Aunt Rose insists that on the contrary, it was a raging success.

You can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit. Reassured, Rosie returns to her engineering and inspires her classmates to join in the fun.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, Full-colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9781419708459



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Really, really awesome. I want more like this. A little kid dreams of being an engineer, but is discouraged when her creations don't go as planned. When she tries again, only to be discouraged again by a "failure", her great aunt congratulates her on a "perfect first try": Yes, it failed -- but before that, it flew!So it does a great job of targeting that problem that little kids often face -- perfectionism and not understanding the process of tinkering. And, it has a girl, and a daring older woman, and a lot of information about women engineers and women in flight. This book should be in every elementary school library and every public library children's section.

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I really enjoyed the book, Rosie revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty. I thought the cartoonish illustrations of Rosie's creations helped the story helped to make the clever story even funnier. I liked the fact that Rosie created practical inventions like her Uncle's hat which scared away snakes with cheese spray. I also enjoyed the fact that when Rosie started to doubt herself her family helped to remind her of how special and inventive she was. I though the author's message of believing in one's self and persevering really became across in an entertaining way

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Read on September 19, 2014A great message for little girls with dreams of going into a male dominated field. (And a great message in general about never quitting.)

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A great story teaching kids about life lessons and how failure is part of the process. Curricular connections- motivation/ failure/ success

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Nod to Rosie the Riveter in the authors end notes.

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