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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.

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20th October '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to ThePBBNursery aged 2 to 5
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5 stars
I honestly love this book and everything it stands for! It features a main female character interested in STEM (as well as her great aunty who was an aeroplane engineer during WW2), and she has to go
through all of the ups and downs you'd expect during the process of designing/testing/altering an idea whilst being faced with people who think that her ideas are silly. The story sends a wonderful message to all children, where perseverance, creativity and above all, belief in yourself are the key attributes you can utilise to achieve anything you hope to. It's inspirational to children and adults alike! The illustrations are wonderful and display all the processes that Rosie goes through when developing and refining her designs. A must-have in any educational setting for children aged 3-8+ :)
16th June '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This book is a great book. It has inspired my son with new engineering ideas. He loves the illustrations and he loves finding new things every time we read the book. It is great to have a book that is about a female being an engineer. But it also about not giving up which is a great story to tell a child. Great book!
3rd November '17
I read it to CaptainT aged 6 aged 6 & to GiggleGirl aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
I can't convey quite how much I love this book! As a female engineer myself it is wonderful (and sadly rare) to see such a fun book aimed at young girls. My daughter and son both love it and find it really funny.  It has prompted plenty of discussion around how failing in anything on your first try is not a reason to give up. It cleverly manages to get to the heart of what it means to be a maker. I also love how the character name is inspired by a real life female role model (which is explained at the back of the book - I note I have also read to my children). I book in general really seems to have inspired my daughter's junk modelling and general feeling that being like Rosie would be a good thing. It's a book I will keep getting off the shelf for a long time to come and now often gift to others.
6th November '16
I read it to Train boy aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
For fans of Iggy Peck Architect, this book, Rosie Revere Engineer is equally as successful and makes a great series.

 As a parent, I particularly value these books because they promote embracing your interests and skills - and persevering with your goals -  no matter if mistakes are made. 
I think its good that careers are touched upon at this age in a child's development. I remember being flung into a careers library at 16, with very little thought prior to that for what I could actually do and what I wanted to do growing up. To open up ideas of careers at this stage in a safe storytelling context, is a good idea.
David Roberts is a favourite illustrator of ours and the illustrations are wonderful. They keep my 5 year old and 8 year old scouring the page for the rich detail. The rhyming prose works well.
We also like that it promotes girls in technical roles like engineering.
Fabulous books - we would highly recommend!
7th May '18
I read it to Brobee aged 5 aged 5 & to Toodee aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
I love reading this book to my two daughters. It' a really funny read and has some really important messages about following your dreams and exploring your imagination. We love the fact that, unlike in some stories, things don't work out right straight away but Rosie learns from her mistakes. It's wonderful to have a female character inspired to invent by another female too. Highly recommended!
19th March '19
I read it to BoyHH aged 6 aged 6 & to BabyHH aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
What a brilliant book! I love the illustrations and the rhyming text but the main reason to love this book is its message. Not only is it a book about a girl engineer which is great for my 3 year old daughter who is constantly asking where the girls are in a lot of her brothers' books, but it has a brilliant message about not giving up and embracing failure. 
The only downside of the book is that he now raids our recycling bin for materials for his own engineering projects which are all over the house! 
23rd October '18
I read it to Squirt aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
What a great book! Strong female characters, STEM topic and a great story! We really enjoyed reading this story about a little girl who's meeting with her awesome engineering aunt shows her that not all ideas work first time and perseverance is the key. We loved this story and will be looking out to get a copy to keep! 
22nd August '18
I read it to Year 1-2 class aged 4 to 7
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5 stars
What a super story about Rosie, a young girl with the ambition and imagination to make beautiful creations. Sadly, some of her ideas are laughed at by her uncle and she stops inventing. However her Great Aunt comes along and helps to inspire to create her own flying machine. A brilliant story about never giving up on your dreams! 
9th December '15
I read it to Piglet aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
What's not to love about this book?! From a child's perspective this is a great story of the trials and tribulations of making mistakes, feeling downheartes, persevering, not giving up and the rewards this can bring. The pictures are great and the rhyming story is fast paced. From an adults perspective - this promotes engineering (one of the STEM subjects) and is rare in that the main character is a girl. It encourages children to experiment, to accept that mistakes are part of the process of learning and that great things can happen when you don't give up. A truely inspiring read for children.
10th January '18
I read it to Darth aged 9 aged 9 & to Leia aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This book is a must have for your book shelf! I bought this book for my daughter because i want her to read books with main female characters. Having said that, my son loves listening to this book. It's about a girl called Rosie who likes to invent. One of her inventions causes her to be too embarrassed to make another invention. I'll not ruin the ending. What it has inspired me to do is to have a box of odds and ends, to encourage inventing and trying again and again. Can't recommend it highly enough!
30th May '17
I read it to Berrylookalike aged 7 aged 7 & to MunchkinMia aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Hurrah!!!! A book that shows a female engineer! In fact, Rosie Revere, Engineer provides two stonkingly good role models for children and celebrates the history of women engineers and aviation pioneers. It has the potential to empower children and change their future. 

Shy Rosie Revere dreams of becoming an engineer. She collects treasures for her engineer’s stash and alone in her room she creates gadgets and machines from all her broken bits and pieces. Worried about being laughed at and failing, Rosie keeps her inventions to herself. Until great-great-aunt Rose comes to stay. Great-great-aunt Rose built planes during the war and inspires Rosie to invent something bigger and more daring than ever before. By handing down her notebook of role models throughout history, and sharing that all-important life lesson of persistence, Great-great-aunt Rose teaches Rosie (and the reader) to always follow dreams and never give up. 

Andrea Beaty’s inspirational story full of diverse characters, positive role models and stereotype-squashing, is matched perfectly with David Roberts’ absolutely gorgeous illustrations. This book deserves to become a feminist modern classic. 
Imagine a young girl who is fascinated by science and loves to design and invent and create. Imagine this book in her hands. Empowering, much?? In a world where gender stereotyping is still sadly rife, young children need all the positive role models and gender-stereotype-free messages that they can get. Bravo to all behind Rosie Revere, Engineer
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About Andrea Beaty

Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, among other children s titles. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. He lives in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats....

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