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Rosie Revere, Engineer

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  6,856 ratings  ·  966 reviews
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. But when her contraption doesn't fl y but ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Harry N. Abrams
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Gail Gauthier
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"This isn't a girl self-esteem book. This is an importance of failure book. There's something I haven't seen a lot of. The main character is a female because the main character had to be something. She could have been a genderless anthropomorphic bear, that's how little sex roles have to do with this story.

Rosie Revere deals specifically with the value of failure in engineering. In many such tech fields, failure brings practitioners closer to reaching their goals because it narrows the field of
Now perhaps if Andrea Beaty's presented poetry had been a trifle less awkward and stumbling (and with that, also not so utterly frustratingly distracting) and if her oh so very much important messages had been less in one's proverbial face and thus not so maddeningly preachy (about being courageous, about not being afraid of making mistakes, about trying again and again if and when disasters do occur, and yes, these are indeed important lessons for EVERYONE), I might have actually enjoyed Rosie ...more
Apr 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
Recommended to Carmen by: Book Stores
But when no one saw her, she peeked in the trash
for treasures to add to her engineer's stash.
And late, late at night, Rosie rolled up her sleeves
and built in hideaway under the eaves.

I thought I would love this feminist children's book about a little girl engineer, but I had some problems.

Graph paper end pages
Grandma Rosie the Riveter
It rhymes

A seeming obsession with Cheez-Wiz. I hate Cheez Wiz.
Rather ugly drawings.
A kind of strange, vague message that I didn't like.
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Could totally relate to the protagonist's fear of people laughing at her. The poetry was clever too. 4.5 stars.
Lauren Stoolfire
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This amazing picture book shows the importance of failing before you can be truly great - and it's a wonderful story about self-esteem that connects with Rosie the Riveter. Highly recommended!
Sabra Gerber
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We love Iggy and Rosie-- what great, smart young role models. My five year old now can't decide if he wants to be an architect or engineer! (For now he says he will stick with puzzles.) And we love that you see both characters in both books! Great artwork, fun rhymes, and great themes about facing challenges and Pursuing dreams-- even when adults don't always support or understand that creativity.
Carlene Inspired
One of my favorite authors and the woman who inspires me to do my best daily read this book during her women's conference RISE. There wasn't a dry eye in the building by the time she finished reading it aloud, with many of us leaving the room admitting we were going to immediately find the book and purchase it. I don't have children yet, but I have a wonderful, amazing mother who just retired from her role as a Chemical Engineer for over 27 years. This book screamed Mother's Day gift to me and i ...more
Nathaniel Hardman
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a delight and a surprise. Maybe my expectations were just very low because my daughter brings home so many random, forgettable books from the library. Based on the title and cover art, I expected this to be a bland little girls-can-be-engineers-too, girly power kind of book. And then it turned out to be more than that and better than that, and I was delighted!

Two things that stuck out for me:
1 - Great rhyme and meter. Reminds me of Dr. Seuss; Beaty's rhymes pop every bit as well as Seu
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Have wanted to read this for ages and I adored it. So fabulous to read a book that references Rosie the Riveter and also features details of real women in aviation. But that aside, the story and message are wonderful and the illustrations are gorgeous. Joe loved it, although he was a bit upset when Rosie's uncle laughed at her invention...
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Favorite quote: "The only true failure can come if you quit." Another great addition to this series by Beaty and Roberts that celebrates "the pursuit of one's passion with persistence." Can't wait to round out this experience with Ada Twist, Scientist !
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Another great children’s book about encouraging your children in their passions to do great things.
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vivienne-s-books
Another one that made me 😭
May 19, 2015 rated it liked it
I finally read Rosie Revere, Engineer and ended up liking it better than I expected based on the cover. Perhaps it's because Rosie reminds me so much of my son with all of her inventions and creative use of building materials ;-) I appreciated that the "girl power" element was present but not too forced (the inclusion of the Rosie the Riveter figure as her grandmother was nice) and I think boys and girls could both enjoy the story. Unfortunately, the illustrations were quite jarring for me. Also ...more
The Styling Librarian
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts – Inspiring, creative, inventions, and self confidence… love the messages: “Don’t let others make you lose sight of your ambition.” Beautiful illustrations, fantastic characters, and humourous creative inventions all combine to a powerfully wonderful book. I loved how there was a lovely, easy to read, fact page about women’s history connections to airplanes. Lovely read aloud that connects to non-fiction book topics- flight, tr ...more
Courtney Umlauf
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved the illustrations and the rhyme, but not as much as I loved the message of seeing failures as learning experiences and the wonderful bit of WWII history. So glad I picked this book up.
Mar 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Looking for Picture-Books Featuring Young Inventors
Inspired by the figure of Rosie the Riveter, a fictional icon of World-War-II-era America which became a symbol of the women on the home-front who pitched in and worked at factories and on farms, in order to aid in the war effort, author Andrea Beaty here spins a tale of a young girl inventor and the great-great aunt who helps her to understand the importance of carrying on in the face of initial setbacks. A born tinkerer and engineer, Rosie Revere liked to spend her nights putting things togeth ...more
Een prentenboek met grappige tekeningen vol details. Een boek dat ook in de week tegen pesten past. Een boek met verschillende emoties.

Een boek over een meisje met veel fantasie, beetje verlegen en met minder zelfvertrouwen. Roza heeft een droom. Dit meisje wil ingenieur worden maar durft dat niet in de klas te zeggen. Ze is uitgelachen. Door een volwassene zelfs.

Roza ziet in allerlei weggegooide spullen en restmaterialen de onderdelen voor de wonderlijkste apparaten. Wie kan er een worstjes-op-
Ik had al Ada Twist gelezen, en ik ben blij dat een van mijn bibliotheken eindelijk deze had, dan wel in het Nederlands, maar ach. :P Ik moet echt dit boek in het Engels kopen, en dan ook meteen Iggy Pecky doen, zodat ik alle 3 de boeken heb. Dit was een leuk, lief, en motiverend boek over een meisje dat ingenieur wilt worden maar nog niet snapt dat je soms moet falen om verder te komen. Ik vond haar uitvindingen superleuk om te zien. De tekeningen? Prachtig, maar ik verwacht ook niks anders van ...more
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: year-2
I enjoyed this book. I think it has a great moral message that children need to learn. I think it would be a helpful book to squash gender differences/ "builders is a boys job" topic. I think it would be a good book to introduce the theme of failure and that failures/ mistakes are not bad and can make people better. I like how the book integrates facts about the development/ history of the engineering of planes. I think children will find some of Rosie's inventions humorous and funny. I would re ...more
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, feminism
a lyrical and inspiring tale of a little girl and her friends who learn to keep on creating and to find the progress & learnings out of failures

this reads very quickly and rhymes so it's great for pre-school age. One star-off for the busyness of the drawings which are a little overwhelming.
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wanted to like this book as much as I liked the title. But something was missing. Maybe it was that the inventions were to preposterous. Maybe it was being laughed at by adults. Or all of a sudden Rosie's whole class inventing at the end. I wanted Rosie to be more real. And the message was too heavyweight. But I liked the idea enough and the art and writing were fine. 3.5 of 5.
Maxwell Rae
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
If your going to rhyme, then rhyme. Don’t have half of it rhyme with bits inbetween that don’t. It’s real confusing. But I’m saying that, I think this has a good morale of the story in teaching girls to chase their dreams (and to teach little boys like me to support their dreams)
Liberty K
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wish I had a book like this when I was little. So inspiring and heartwarming!
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I pretty much cried through reading this book to Isaac - how many of us gave up on something because we felt discouraged by someone we looked up to? 😭😭😭
Art is super fun too.
After finding Lamby pulling out armfuls of tools from Daddy's toolbox this evening, for an unidentified project, we decided this was the best book for tonight's read aloud book.
Dinah Davis
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Book for your boy or girl to get them interested in Engineering!
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very cute! x)
Vihdin Kunnankirjasto
Roosa rakastaa rakentamista, roskista ja kierrätystavarasta voi syntyä vaikka helikopteri! Kyllä, tyttöjäkin kiinnostaa vempaimet ja rakentaminen.
Dec 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a follow-up book to Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts. We loved the youthful exuberance and the whimsical humor of both books. And once again, this creative team offers an inspiration to a young child's inquisitive mind and inventive spirit.

This story takes a hilarious and whimsical look at a child prodigy who is passionate about building, but shy and embarrassed about sharing her creations. Encouragement from a trail-blazing aunt helps her see her potential.

Our gi
Valerie Barnhart
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inventors
1. Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty copyright 2013. Twin text for celebration of achievement of inventors nonfiction set.

2. My rationale for selecting this text is for the grade level that is addressed and the content. It is a fiction story of a young girl who experiments with different gadgets to make the lives of the people in her family better. She has failures before she comes to success. This is the concept that I wish to develop. No matter what, keep trying.

3. This is the fiction boo
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I was raised in a big family in a tiny town in southern Illinois. Our small house was jammed with 6 kids, 2 adults, a variable number of cats, 1 dog and thousands of books. It was great. Since I grew up in the 60's and 70's, I didn't have the internet or cable TV to keep me amused, but I had something much better--my siblings. We spent our days watching bad TV (B-movies, Gilligan's Island, the Bra ...more
“Life might have its failures, but this was not it. The only true failure can come if you quit.” 6 likes
“Your brilliant first flop was a raging success! Come on, let's get busy and on to the next!" She handed a notebook to Rosie Revere, who smiled at her aunt as it all became clear. Life might have its failures, but this was not it. The only true failure can come if you quit.” 4 likes
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