BOOK REVIEW: Rosie Revere, Engineer

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lilly grace 2The book Rosie Revere, Engineer has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for 70 weeks straight and won countless awards. What makes it even better is that it’s part of Iowa STEM’s Scale-Up from the Science Center of Iowa’sMaking STEM Connections. The book, written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated David Roberts, is available in the Making STEM Connections cart of materials.

We are fortunate to have 5-year-old Lilly Grace stop by the blog. She enjoys watching races and dancing. Here’s what she had to say about this book.

Q:  What is this book about?
A: Rosie Revere, a little girl, likes to take some trash for treasures.  She likes to build gadgets and gizmos.  She gets sad when her uncle laughs at her.  Then her Great Aunt Rose comes and helps her.

Q: What was the best part about this book? rosie 4
A: When her aunt came to help her.

Q: What part of this book made you smile?
A: I smiled when her aunt told her “good job.”

Q: What part of the book surprised you the most?
A: I was surprised that her aunt wasn’t mad.

Q: What part of the book worried or concerned you?
A: When her uncle laughed.  That made me worried for Rosie.

Q: What did you learn from reading this book?
A: I learned to keep trying.  We keep trying in dance, too.

Q: List three words that best describe this book.
A: Happy, funny, and good

Q: What was your favorite line or phrase from the book?
A: “Before it crashed, Rosie…before that…it flew!”

Q: Who else should read this book and why?
A: All of my friends and family should read this book, because it says to keep trying.

Keep trying–that’s just good advice for all of us!

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Rosie the Riveter, an image meant to inspire women into serving the country during WWII, is the basis for this new Rosie, inspiring girls to think about the possibilities offered to them today.

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