Rosie Revere, Engineer
From the powerhouse author/illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witty picture book about pursuing your passion. 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. Her invention complete, Rosie attempts a test flight--but after a moment, the machine crashes to the ground. Discouraged, Rosie deems the invention a failure, but Aunt Rose insists that on the contrary, it was a raging success. You can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit. Reassured, Rosie returns to her engineering and inspires her classmates to join in the fun.
- Hardback | 32 pages
- 240 x 287 x 12mm | 450g
- 03 Sep 2013
- Abrams Books For Young Readers
- New York, United States
- full-colour illustrations
"Rosie is a brilliant inventor of amazing gadgets, from helium pants and hot dog dispensers to python-repelling cheese hats." -- Best science fiction books for children, The School Run "The reversal of gender expectation - Girls! You can do anything, you don't have to ask! - is well-travelled terrain, but what marks these books out is the ludic detail of the drawings and the witty, untendentious spirit of adventure in the writing." -- The Guardian
About Andrea Beaty
Andrea Beaty is the author of Secrets of the Cicada Summer; Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies; When Giants Come to Play, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes; and Iggy Peck, Architect. David Roberts has illustrated many children's books, including Iggy Peck, Achitect and Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story. He was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children's illustration. He lives in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.