Reviews for Rosie Revere, Engineer
"Told through Beaty’s rhymes and Roberts’s playful art, this tale of creativity and persistence will delight readers five and (way) up." --Science Magazine
"an absolutely wonderful kids' picture book about a young girl who loves to invent, but finds herself crushed by the laughter of adults. Written in delightful verse and filled with sneaky histories of women in aviation, it's perfect inspirational matrial for young makers. The message of the book -- which is delivered with a light touch -- is that talent only takes you so far, and that the only way to succeed more is to fail more, too."--Boing! Boing!
" the story will no doubt inspire conversations with children about the benefits of failure and the pursuit of dreams."--School Library Journal
"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. [ ] The pairing of the wisdom of an older woman and the enthusiasm of a young girl works beautifully. Roberts’ colorful watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations, overflowing with debris, gadgets, and inventions like helium pants, are as lively as the text and Rosie herself. The graph papers on the cover and end pages are reminders that creativity requires deliberate thought. A historical note at the back of the book connects Rosie to her namesake, Rosie the Riveter, with her slogan, “We can do it!” Young readers will already be convinced. "--BookList
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