Shy little Rosie Revere dreams of becoming a great engineer. Like a magpie she collects gizmos and gadgets that other people have thrown away and in her bedroom at night she turns them in to amazing inventions – including a hot dog dispenser and some helium pants!
Her favourite uncle is a zookeeper so she makes him a special hat (made of parts of a fan and some squirty cheese) to keep the snakes off his head. She proudly hands it over but her uncle laughs! He says he likes it but poor Rosie is mortified and vows never to invent anything again.
But then one day she discovers that her very clever aunt (who used to build aeroplanes) dreams of being able to fly and she begins to wonder if she could make this happen. Can she use all of her ingenuity and help her aunt take to the skies?
This is a fantastic book which teaches children that failure is just part of the process when you dare to follow your dreams. You may not get it right first time, but each time you fail you learn something new which will ultimately help you to achieve your goal.
The rhyme flows really well so it’s great for reading aloud and there are so many lovely details in the illustrations that you can spot something new every time you read it.
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