Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Little Reads: Rosie Revere, Engineer

Last week seemed to be Big Reads week, so lets focus on some great Little Reads this week.

Rosie Revere, Engineer was a book I picked up from the bookstore by chance. I had heard of Iggy Peck, Architect, but hadn't read it. When I saw he had a lady counterpart, I knew Isla needed it.

Rosie Revere is an Engineer, but only in secret, because her inventions have been laughed at in the past and she's afraid to show them to world again. Until, her great-great Aunt Rose comes to visit (Rosie the Riveter 40 years later.) Aunt Rose, who Rosie is named for, has accomplished so much in her life, and the only wish she has left is to fly, but she thinks she's too old for that now.

Young Rosie can't stop thinking about how she can make her Aunt's dream comes true and decides to take a chance and show her creation again. She creates a helicopter powered by cheddar cheese spray, which works for only a second before it comes crashing to the ground. Rosie hears Aunt Rose laughing, thinks she has made a terrible mistake, and vows to never invent again. But Aunt Rose convinces her that failing is part of the process and she needs to keep going and they work all day and night trying to make the cheesecopter fly again.

It's a wonderful lesson to try, try again and that we learn the best lessons from when we fail and they only true failure happens if we don't try at all. The illustrations are beautiful, the rhymes have amazing rhythm when read aloud, and it teaches an important life lessons. It's everything that a great picture book should be. And just check out those undies!

Undies: The cover of a hardback once you take off the dust jacket. I love it when they're different than the cover.
 Rosie Revere, Engineer is a favorite in our house and is sure to be one in yours too.

What leading ladies learning life lessons are favorites with your little people?

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