Rosie may seem quiet and shy during the day, but at night, hidden away up in her attic, she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. Then her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal: to fly. So 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 inisists that Rosie's contraption was a raging success. You can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit. Great story to encourage creative thinking and perseverance.
Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013, pp. 32.
Joanne Zienty is a school librarian, teacher, reader, writer and published author who firmly believes there are so many good books and not enough time to read them!