Rosie Revere, Engineer is written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts.
“This is the story of Rosie Revere, who dreamed of becoming a great engineer…”
and so begins this fantastic story of a young girl’s dreams to follow her passion and talent.
Rosie Revere, Engineer is one of those picture books which you will go back to time and time again. My 3 year old daughter loves it, but it’s also a story which will appeal the older age groups.
What’s not to love about this book? The story is written in rhyme which moves the story along nicely with a quick pace. The quirky illustrations by David Roberts are full of so much detail, and sure to keep children busy studying the pictures.
Rosie Revere, Engineer was published in 2013 and there is now a there is a growing trend for children’s books to challenge gender stereotypes. Having a daughter, myself, I was drawn to this book as it promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) has a strong girl character. There is a fantastic illustrated double page spread, with examples of real women and their amazing accomplishments.
There is a strong message of not giving up if you fail and follow your talent and interests.
“Life might have its failures, but this was not it. The only true failure can come If you quit.”
The end note, with historical facts about the important work that women did during World War II is an added bonus.
In short, Rosie Revere, Engineer is not only a great story in itself, but promotes so many messages about working hard, not giving up and challenging gender stereotypes, that I can’t recommend it highly enough.