Rosie may seem quiet during the day, at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer.
Where some people see rubbish, Rosie Revere sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats. Rosie’s gizmos would astound—if she ever let anyone see them.
Afraid of failure, she hides them away under her bed. Until a fateful visit from her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) who mentions her one unfinished goal – to fly!
Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. But when her contraption doesn’t fly but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose insists that Rosie’s contraption was a raging success: you can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit. A first flop isn’t something to fear—it’s something to celebrate.
A charming, witty picture book about believing in yourself and pursuing your passion.
- Written by Andrea Beaty
- Illustrated by David Roberts
- Hardcover book
- 32 pages
- Dimension - 22.9 and 27.9 cm cm