Review: Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts

Slatebreakers offer up fantastic and thoughtful reviews of children’s literature and YA, and as I am planning a September program at PEM using this book, it was very exciting to me to see that they love it as much as I do!


Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013. Currently available.

Age level & genre: Picture book fiction with a fantastical twist

61qEmnn-MCLFace Value: The wacky illustrations hint at the slightly off-kilter world created by David Roberts. Rosie’s pride in her work is clear in her exuberant facial expression. I knew from the cover that this book was going to be a ton of fun.

Does it break the slate? Yes, there is no question about it: this book breaks the slate. Rosie learns to be confident in her inventive ideas and to never be afraid to fail, because failures are learning opportunities.

Who would we give it to? This book is just right for the girls who love building with Legos and constructing stuff with items out of the recycling bin.

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