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Ages 3 and up
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Rosie Revere dreamed of becoming a great engineer. Where some people see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats: Rosie’s gizmos would astound—if she ever let anyone see them. Afraid of failure, she hides them away under her bed. Until a fateful visit from her great-great-aunt Rose (AKA Rosie the Riveter!), who shows her that the first flop isn’t something to fear—it’s something to celebrate. And you can only truly fail if you quit.
2013 Parents' Choice Award - GOLD
ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book
New York Times Bestseller
My kids loved this book because they do many of the same things as Rosie: digging through recycling and making all kinds of creations that they, like Rosie, stuff under their beds and hide in their rooms! Rosie opened up a whole new world of creativity for them, proving that ideas can turn into amazing creations with hard work and determination! “Mistakes are for learning” is a mantra we repeat over and over again in our house! This book was both silly and sweet, bringing smiles to my kids’ faces while delivering a powerful message about not giving up! -Amy, mother of four (ages 3, 5, 6, and 8), Plano, TX
Iggy Peck, Architect
This beloved New York Times bestselling picture book is a fun-filled, inspiring story about the power of teamwork and the importance of celebrating individual gifts and self-expression.
Some kids sculpt sand castles. Some make mud pies. Some construct great block towers. But none are better at building than Iggy Peck, who once erected a life-size replica of the Great Sphinx on his front lawn! It’s too bad that few people appreciate Iggy’s talent—certainly not his second-grade teacher, Miss Lila Greer. It looks as if Iggy will have to trade in his T square for a box of crayons...until a fateful field trip proves just how useful a mast builder can be.
I loved this book as much as my children did. It gives you an appreciation for those children that are always creating and building. It tells an entertaining story from start to finish and reminds kids to do what they love and keep at something even when you run into obstacles. -Sarah, mom to Sophia and Dylan (ages 8 & 5), Gulf Shores, FL