The book is written in a very playful, sing-song rhyme and thus helps the reader become more involved in the storytelling. Written about young Rosie who wishes to become a great engineer, this story praises many great morals such as believing in yourself, being true to your passions, and appreciating what you have, as what might be useless to one could be incredibly valuable to another.
In the story, Rosie appears to be a regular young girl in school; however, she has a hidden secret: she collects things others find useless and turns them into her own inventions! While this may sound exciting and promising, unfortunately young Rosie hides her inventions under her bed and does not allow anyone to become aware of her dream of being an engineer. She became discouraged as someone had laughed at one of her creations when she was much younger. Rosie’s aunt visits her and tells her of the importance of setting goals for yourself and working hard to reach them!
True failure, as Rosie Revere Engineer teaches, is not determined by the success of your first few attempts at something but rather if you lose hope in yourself and give up! The story includes higher-level thinking through personification of things around Rosie. This story is absolutely excellent, the artwork is fun and creative, and the plot boasts a message that is incredibly inspiring for all of its readers! Rosie Revere Engineer is highly recommended as your next summer book read of choice, and will be sure to instill confidence in your child!