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Rosie Revere, Engineer

byAndrea BeatyIllustratorDavid Roberts

Hardcover | September 3, 2013

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New York Times Bestseller

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. Ada Twist, Scientist, the companion picture book featuring the next kid from Iggy Peck's class, is available in September 2016.

Praise for Rosie Revere, Engineer
"Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn."
Publishers Weekly

"The detritus of Rosie’s collections is fascinating, from broken dolls and stuffed animals to nails, tools, pencils, old lamps and possibly an erector set. And cheddar-cheese spray."
Kirkus Reviews

"This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She’s an imaginative thinker who hides her light under a bushel (well, really, the bed) after being laughed at for one of her inventions."

2013 Parents' Choice Award - GOLD
2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List
ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book
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 David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect, Little Red, and Cinderella: An Art...
Title:Rosie Revere, EngineerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.32 × 9.5 × 0.25 inPublished:September 3, 2013Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419708457

ISBN - 13:9781419708459


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read Great book for kids, especially girls, and fighting for your dreams.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! #plumreview This is a great book with wonderful rhyme. Contains the important lesson to never give up!
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great idea I loved this book. We need more female characters like this to get young girls interested in STEM!
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good intentions but the children were only partially interested This was a Moma recommend so I purchased it ( I often refer to the Moma recommends for children's books.) The lesson was to persevere even in the face of multiple failed attempts. It was difficult to keep the attention of both my niece and nephew for the entire book. My favourite thing about it was that the main character was a girl and I think that is only reason my niece showed a mild interest in it.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great great message and lots of fun!
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ada Twist Favourite book of our granddaughters!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book for girls I love that the main character in this book is a girl! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book My daughters absolutely love this book. We read it together often.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book This is a easy read with my little girl that is teaching her she can be anything she wants to be, even if others don't encourage her. The rhyming lines have her reading along and she's excited to possibly be an engineer some day.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good book We like Iggy Peck Architect better. Rosie Revere is a good STEM book for girls/children though sometimes the rhymes aren't as smooth
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! A great book to use as a mentor text to teach growth mindset to children. Have used it in my classroom and my students LOVED it.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a favorite! This book has become a household favourite, along with the other books by this author. Great rhyming and flow, cleverly written, the book has a great message
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Favourite! This book has such a great message and I love how the series introduces STEM careers to the little ones. The rhyming is excellent and the pictures make us giggle with each read! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learning About Growth Mindset I love this series of books (Ada Twist, Iggy Peck) and hope there will be another coming soon. Too many kids are scared of failure and I love how this story shows how not succeeding on the first attempt is not the same as failing. The rhyme and rhythm make this a lot of fun to read out loud.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great STEM book for kids! Great lesson for children about not being afraid of failure. STEM book with a history lesson and a female heroine - an excellent read for kids of all ages.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book My kids love reading this book, and it has a great message!
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! All kids should read this book. It's fun, and has a fantastic message.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD I love the message of failure being something to build on. This is a great message for all kids, but especially for girls who often feel the pressure to be perfect and pleasing to others all the time. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superbe! Such a great read for any age, but especially preschoolers-mine LOVE it! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! You need to fail in order to learn! I love reading this story to my almost 4 year old now, great message!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS! I love reading this book. My daughter loves reading this book. Win win all around! The story is fun and inspiring, and the illustrations are delightful. A great book to introduce STEM into our children's lives. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for my girls! Love how encouraging this book is for my girls.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go girl book! Great book to make our daughters believe they can be anything they want and nothing can stop them! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from R R E A great book. Very girl positive and inclusive. Kids love this book as a read aloud.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring and wonderful story this story is wonderful. young girls can be inspired to aspire bound boundaries.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book for Young Kids! I loved this book! I think it is very inspiring. It features a story of a young girl, who feels as though she will not find success, and in the end she does find success through her creativity! This is a great message, for both kids and adults alike. What I absolutely love about this book though, is its STEM-focus - encouraging young girls to get into science is amazing!
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Message! This books has a great rhythm to it. The words wind together in such a great way. The message is fabulous and the drawings are so much fun. My daughter and I like discussing all the children's inventions and what we would make ourselves. So much fun!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific I love this book. It has wonderful illustrations, a great message and it's catchy. It shows what perseverance means, that sometimes we try something and it doesn't work so we try again. Also, little girls can be who ever they want to be.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant I love this book! The illustrations are wonderful, it has a great message and it's catchy. This story shows what perseverance means, sometimes we try things and they don't work out but we try again. Also, little girls can be who ever they want to be.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An inspiring book for all little girls A must-read book for all parents to read to their little girls and even their little boys. Rosie Revere is inspiring on so many levels and can help open up a world of possibilities to children. Of course, the most important thing Rosie does is learn a lesson about failure, something that is apt for even adults alike. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Catchy read! Love the end message of perseverance and the strong female main character! 4 year old didn't like how everyone made fun of Rosie's efforts in the beginning, and that seemed to stick with her more than the success the first time we read it.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best series of books in a long while I LOVE these books (Iggy Peck, Ada Twist, Rosie Revere). They are great role models for children. Catchy prose, beautiful drawings. Please make more of these!
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Rosie! Rosie is a great character who is fortunate to have a very special aunt. Both characters are great role models for young girls and their stories are inspiring. The tale leads to a lot of interesting discussions - my kids love to talk about what Rosie is building, they also want to know more about Aunt Rose's story.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Awesome book for little girls!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So great! I borrowed this book from the library and my daughter loved it so much that we went out and bought a copy from Chapters for our own home library! This is such a clever and fun story. I fully support getting young girls interested in STEM and this book certainly helps achieve that goal. Rosie is a cute character who uses her brain - and spray cheese - to invent. What a role model for my little girls! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Clever and So Funny I bought this for my kids and have bought it four more times to give as gifts. I never tire of reading this one to my boys.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book My 4 year old and I adore this book. Clever writing, great illustrations, and a character that is a role-model and sends a positive message forth.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good story, great visuals I think it is very important to get young girls interested in STEM topics and this book has really inspired my 4 year old - it helps that Rosie uses spray cheese to power her inventions. This is a good book for children and parents alike. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Agree with the other two reviewers - this book is great! Rosie is an awesome role model, as is her aunt. Both my daughter and son love it!
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favorite! Love this book and the illustrator is great.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book, great message I love Rosie as a role-model for my daughters -- she loves to invent things to help out her family. But when an invention fails, her aunt is there to encourage her to keep trying -- that failure is a great first step!
Date published: 2014-01-02