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Rosie Revere, Engineer Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00E3AQS5E
- Publisher : Abrams Books for Young Readers (Sept. 3 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 37759 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 32 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #208,424 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Fantastic book for my little girl, and one that I enjoy reading myself.
I adore the vintage-inspired illustrations, the amusing story, and the solid-yet-silent message of equality that it sends to little girls and boys alike - all without being preachy or forced.
It is a pleasure to read this book to my kids. :)
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However, whilst the book does end with a positive message about perseverance, I feel there's a part which is overlooked which is more subtle to explain to younger children.
Rosie makes an invention for her uncle and his reaction is to laugh so hard. Her understandable reaction is that he's laughing at her. The book goes on to say that he loves the invention, but the issue about why he initially laughed was not addressed. Rosie then decides to give up inventing, not because it failed to work (there's no mention of that) but simply because her uncle, and the animals, were so amused with her invention that she presumed she was no good.
It's such a weird set-up to the final act, which is about how she eventually tries to help her aunt to fly. Again, her aunt bursts out laughing too which flairs up her self-doubts. But it's left to the reader, ie the adult, to explain a child why an adult's reaction to something so creative and impressive might be laughter - it's not that obvious really.
In my opinion the awkward way in which the author tries to induce Rosie's self-doubts actually gets in the way of the otherwise strong message about perseverance in general.
This book is a must for all children who have a fear of failing. It teaches then that a failure is a way of learning, is to be expected and not feared, and that the next thing to do is to have another go.