Reading Role Models
- What: Rosie Revere, Engineer book
- When: 4 to 8 years
- Why: Strong female lead, great message, fun to read
- Where: Amazon
If you have a daughter – or a son – who hasn’t met Rosie, consider introducing them as soon as possible. Rosie, a clever elementary school student with a famed aunt and an even better flair for hair, loves to create. Until one day, someone laughs at her.
After that, she stops indulging her love of tinkering but can’t quite hide it completely. Then her aunt catches her with her newest gizmo and… laughs. But the text contains a great message , written in wonderful rhymes so clever your kid won’t realize it imparts a life lessons with the fun.
I fell in love with Rosie when my daughter received the book around age 3. Andrea Beaty penned other fabulous reads focusing on scientific careers, like Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada Twist, Scientist. I’m still partial to Rosie, perhaps because I’m female, and before this parenthood path, an engineer. Or perhaps the lovable message everyone can relate to – a new spin on if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again – inspires my enduring favor. I frequently quote the takeaway to remind myself of Rosie’s wisdom, that I can always learn from my mistakes, and the only true failure is quitting.