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Rosie Revere, Engineer: 1 (Questioneers) by…

Rosie Revere, Engineer: 1 (Questioneers) (original 2013; edition 2013)

by Andrea Beaty (Author)

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A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.
Title:Rosie Revere, Engineer: 1 (Questioneers)
Authors:Andrea Beaty (Author)
Info:Abrams Books for Young Readers (2013), Edition: 01, 32 pages
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Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty (2013)

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Rhymed couplets convey the story of a girl who likes to build things but is shy about it. Neither the poetry nor Rosie’s projects always work well.

Rosie picks up trash and oddments where she finds them, stashing them in her attic room to work on at night. Once, she made a hat for her favorite zookeeper uncle to keep pythons away, and he laughed so hard that she never made anything publicly again. But when her great-great-aunt Rose comes to visit and reminds Rosie of her own past building airplanes, she expresses her regret that she still has not had the chance to fly. Great-great-aunt Rose is visibly modeled on Rosie the Riveter, the iconic, red-bandanna–wearing poster woman from World War II. Rosie decides to build a flying machine and does so (it’s a heli-o-cheese-copter), but it fails. She’s just about to swear off making stuff forever when Aunt Rose congratulates her on her failure; now she can go on to try again. Rosie wears her hair swooped over one eye (just like great-great-aunt Rose), and other figures have exaggerated hairdos, tiny feet and elongated or greatly rounded bodies. 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.

Earnest and silly by turns, it doesn’t quite capture the attention or the imagination, although surely its heart is in the right place. (historical note) (Picture book. 5-7)

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  CDJLibrary | Jan 24, 2023 |
Excellent book encouraging young girls to dream and never give up! ( )
  JRobinW | Jan 20, 2023 |
I have no idea why my library shelves this in J Fiction... it's a straight-up picture book complete with rhyming text and, in my opinion, should be classified as an E (easy a.k.a. picture book). ( )
  fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
What a great story to read to children to help them understand that failure leads to success! Rosie's inventions may not seem like much, but how can we become successful without trying. ( )
  LectricLibrary | Feb 16, 2022 |
This book illustrates that girls can become engineers as well. It presents Rosie's passion for engineering and dreaming up new inventions via poetic literature. Rosie finds ways to solve problems and uses whatever she has available along with her imagination to create new inventions. This book introduces children to poetry, breaks down stereotypes, and helps facilitate children's imaginations. ( )
  RosaSimon | Feb 5, 2022 |
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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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