Beaty, Andrea. Rosie Revere, Engineer. Illustrated by David Roberts. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Rosie picks through the trash to find treasures which she uses to make gizmos and gadgets. She started with inventions that she shared with her relatives. Unfortunately, they laugh at her attempts. So she takes her inventing into secret. One day great-great-aunt Rosie comes to visit. Her dream is to fly. Rosie Revere takes it upon herself to build something so that Aunt Rosie can achieve this dream. Unfortunately, the first attempt crashes and…great-great-aunt Rosie laughs. Rosie says, never again until Aunt Rosie helps her to see that the flop was a success – she now knows one thing that doesn’t work.
Andrea Beaty understands the frustration of creators. Her story is such a great encouragement to keep trying. David Roberts illustrations complement the text of this picture book well.
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