“Life might have its failures, but this was not it. The only true failure can come if you quit.” ― Andrea Beaty,
Margo’s book of the week has turned out to be a favorite of the whole family. Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty will make you want to start creating. In this uniquely illustrated story, a young girl, Rosie, loves to collect odd items, which she uses to make things from her imagination. When her great-great-aunt, Rose (Rosie the Riveter) visits and tells her how she has always dreamed of flying, the next invention is set in motion. Young Rosie knows exactly what to make. When the big moment comes for the contraption to take flight, it doesn’t go exactly as planned. Will Aunt Rose be disappointed? Will Rosie give up? You'll have to read this one to find out.
Margo not only loves the book, but has started collecting items to make “ventions”. I am sure she will make some things that blow us all away. As we read, she pointed at all the gizmos and gadgets and I could almost see the wheels turning in her head. Margo told the girl in the story, “It’s okay”. We haven’t begun working on a flying machine yet, but it has been fun for the whole family as we work on building a wide assortment of creations together.
I highly recommend this inspirational picture book to anyone who likes to be reminded to persevere. There are other books in the series and I know we will be getting them from the library soon! Iggy Peck, Architect, and Ada Twist, Scientist will be read soon! You can check out the book trailer here.