Friday, February 24, 2017

Margo's Musings: Dream Big!


“Life might have its failures, but this was not it. The only true failure can come if you quit.”  ― Andrea BeatyRosie Revere, Engineer

Margo’s book of the week has turned out to be a favorite of the whole family. Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty will make you want to start creating. In this uniquely illustrated story, a young girl, Rosie, loves to collect odd items, which she uses to make things from her imagination. When her great-great-aunt, Rose (Rosie the Riveter) visits and tells her how she has always dreamed of flying, the next invention is set in motion. Young Rosie knows exactly what to make. When the big moment comes for the contraption to take flight, it doesn’t go exactly as planned.  Will Aunt Rose be disappointed? Will Rosie give up?  You'll have to read this one to find out.



Margo not only loves the book, but has started collecting items to make “ventions”.  I am sure she will make some things that blow us all away. As we read, she pointed at all the gizmos and gadgets and I could almost see the wheels turning in her head. Margo told the girl in the story, “It’s okay”. We haven’t begun working on a flying machine yet, but it has been fun for the whole family as we work on building a wide assortment of creations together. 


I highly recommend this inspirational picture book to anyone who likes to be reminded to persevere. There are other books in the series and I know we will be getting them from the library soon! Iggy Peck, Architect, and Ada Twist, Scientist will be read soon! You can check out the book trailer here

Happy Reading!
~F

46 comments:

  1. The illustrations are really unique. Look like kid drawings, which probably helps kids relate to them.

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    1. Alex- The illustrations are definitely appealing! Such a fun style. :) ~F

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  2. Sounds like a great book to inspire creativity in kids. Have a good weekend, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie- Reading it will definitely make kids want to start creating. Have a great week! :) ~F

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  3. Sounds like a great one to keep kids keeping on indeed

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  4. As a teaching assistant the school I worked in had quite a collection of books featuring girls in what were seen as traditional male roles - my favourite was about a girl who fought a dragon thus saving a prince. This book sounds like it would make a wonderful addition.

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    1. Tracy- It definitely would make a great addition to her collection or any classroom library collection. I know a story like the one you described- The Paperbag Princess is one where the girl saves the prince. :) ~F

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  5. Sounds like a great book. This is a coincidence, I just started writing my April kid's column for a regional magazine and it is about patents - patents made by kids and they made a lot of money with their inventions. (Geo Washington signed the first patent act in April 1790)

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  6. I read this one with my daughter a couple of years ago. I remember liking the rhymes and the pictures.

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    1. Heidi- It is definitely a lot of fun. IF you haven't read Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada Twist, Scientist then I think you would enjoy them too. :) ~F

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    2. Janet- I have to reply here for some reason. How cool that you have been reading about patents and that kids can make so much from their inventions. Wow! :) ~F

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  7. We haven't read this one -- it sounds great! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great weekend :)

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    1. A Belle's Tale- You are welcome! It is a great book. :) ~F

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  8. What an adorable story. I haven't read it but love the idea.

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  9. Hi everyone - this sounds a fascinating book - inspiring kids to dream and invent ... thanks for posting for us to take note of ... I'm sure the other specialities would be fun to read too ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary- I have now read and enjoyed them all! All the books are so inspirational. :) ~F

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  10. This looks really cute. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Tamara- It is! You're welcome. :) ~F

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  11. I love that Margo is busy making ‘ventions’ I also love the sound of this book. It was a tricky riddle this week, and I was curious to see how it tied in with the story – now I know.

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    1. Barbara- I think you would love this book. Very fun and the illustrations are awesome. Glad you could see how it all tied in. :) ~F

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  12. This sounds awesome! I love books that encourage kids in the STEM areas, especially for girls (though I think both boys and girls need them these days!). This looks like something I would have loved as a kid.

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    1. Meradeth- It is definitely a great book to inspire kids in the STEM areas. You would have loved this one as a kid and I bet you'd enjoy it now too. :) ~F

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  13. I love the sound of this one! It sounds like a really motivational read - especially for girls interested in the STEM area of subjects.

    -Lauren

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    1. Lauren- I think this book will inspire lots of kids to create and invent. So important! :) ~F

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  14. Sounds like a great book. I clicked over and watched the book trailer as well. I can just hear Margo saying "ventions". My great niece is four and she's always leaving the first syllable off of words. Most memorably, she calls dessert "zert" =)

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    1. Ruth- You great niece sounds adorable. Glad you enjoyed the book trailer. :) ~F

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  15. Perseverance is something hard to do, but so necessary in life in a lot of moments. I am glad this picture book reminds people and also teaches kids about its importance! Great review :D

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    1. Olivia-Savannah- Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the review. Perseverance is definitely important to learn. :) ~F

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  16. This sounds delightful from the illustrations to the prose.

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  17. Definitely looking for this the next time I'm at the library. Love the quote!

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    1. Claudine- I think you will love this book and the message. :) ~F

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  18. Great quote, looks like a fun and inspiring book!

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    1. Marcia- So glad you enjoyed it! :) ~F

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  19. I really like the quote you chose and the books seems like a good read.

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    1. ToTylkoJa- It is a fabulous book. Glad you enjoyed the quote! :) ~F

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