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Rosie Revere, Engineer (2013)

by Andrea Beaty

Other authors: David Roberts (Illustrator)

Series: The Questioneers

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A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.

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This book is all about persevering and learning to work through failures. Rosie tells the tale of enjoying engineering all sorts of fantastical things but starts to hide her tinkering when an uncle laughs at her invention. When Great Aunt Rose comes for a visit she inspires Rosie to create a flying machine and helps her figure out that "The only true failure can come if you quit".

Great rhyming book for read aloud--with a message that the first step to success might be failure!
  stoehrkr | Jul 29, 2021 |
This book is about a girl who dreams to become an engineer. She has to overcome failure though her journey. This book is great for learning about failure and how it leads to success. ( )
  Rmg052 | Apr 26, 2021 |
Rosie is quiet druing the days, but at night she is an inventor of many little gadgets while she dreams of becoming a great engineer. Her great-great-aunt, Rosie the Riveter, comes for a visist and mentions an unfinished goal of hers, to fly. Rosie begins working on a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true. When her contraption doesn't work she thinks it is a failure, but he aunt assures her that it is a success and will only be a failure if she gives up. In the classroom I would use this book to teach students the value of persisting. It could aso be incorporated into a STEM lesson. ( )
  Leighann-Rathe | Apr 15, 2021 |
This is a sweet little book about the power of persistence and pursuing your passions, even in the face of failure. As a fiction book, this book creates loveable, relatable characters. The plot is easy to follow, but packed with meaningful lessons. The story is clearly introduced with a conflict and resolution after the rising action. The illustrations are so fun and add a lot of value to the text. ( )
  Cari1 | Apr 13, 2021 |
STEM is a major concept in this book, not only is the main character a female, but it is a female engineer. It places a girl in a spot that is normally seen as a males job, it is encouraging for young girls to see themselves in a position that isn't normally tailored to them.
  EmilyWagner | Mar 1, 2021 |
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With gratitude to our parents' and grandparents' generation for doing what was needed when it was needed the most
---A. B. & D. R.
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This is the story of Rosie Revere, who dreamed of becoming a great engineer.
"Yes," said her great-aunt, "It crashed. That is true.
But first it did just what it needed to do.
Before it crashed, Rosie...
before that...
it flew!"
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Rosie Revere is a creative little engineer, who loves to dream up creations for her family and friends. Sometimes they are successful, sometimes they are not, but nevertheless, Rosie keeps persevering. With the main character being a girl as the inventor, this book encourages young girls to follow their dreams, that failure is okay, and that imagination is never ending!
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