Rosie Revere, Engineer

Publisher: Abrams

Rosie Revere dreams of becoming a great engineer. She creates wonderful gadgets and gizmos - but only when no one is watching. She's kept her inventions a secret ever since, when she was very small, her uncle Zookeeper Fred laughed at the special cheese hat she designed him to keep snakes at bay. But then great-great-great aunt Rosie, in her red-and-white spotted headscarf, appears on the scene, and helps Rosie to understand that sometimes you've got to risk failure before you can find success.

This companion volume to the wonderful Iggy Peck, Architect, sees Andrea Beaty and David Roberts team up to create an inspiring and stylishly-illustrated picture book about the importance of following your dreams - however eccentric or unlikely they may be.

Each page spread is beautifully designed, making clever use of colour, pattern and white space; children will love exploring all the wacky details of Rosie's imaginative creations, and spotting the items that recur on different pages. A historical note on the final page explains that the story takes its inspiration from Rosie the Riveter - the fictional World War II character whose slogan was 'We Can Do It!'

More books like this

Where Did You Go Today?

Author: Jenny Duke

A little girl goes to the park with her dad and has a fantastic time. The book has fewer than 60 words yet positively depicts what appears to be a separated or divorced dad visiting his daughter for a play date as a part of everyday life.

Read more about Where Did You Go Today?

The Misadventures of Frederick

Author: Ben Manley Illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark

Emily is playing in the forest when she sees a boy watching her from a grand house. She invites him to play, but his mother refuses - will Emily be able to convince him to face his fears and come outside? A sophisticated, skilful picture book.

Read more about The Misadventures of Frederick

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...