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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
We're celebrating another day of bookish fun with Storybook Sunday! For those not up to speed on the post, I read a lot of great storybooks and thought, why not give them their own day in the sun. Hence, Storybook Sunday! Feel free to join the fun and create a post on your own site with the same name. I'd love to see any linked up in the comments! Anywho...back to the matter at hand.
Today's, we're exploring between the pages of a rather unique storybook that will really make you think. How so? Well, it's not JUST a storybook, nor a great way to celebrate Women's History Month without simply digging through the past, but a combination story AND activity book that puts kiddos in the driver's seat of their own imaginations and begs them to turn their daydreams into reality. Curious? You should be and to quench that curiosity, I give you today's storybook of choice...
Abrams Books for Young Readers
This is the story of young Rosie Revere and how she dreamed, sketched, failed, and built her way through a thousand problems to find a solution or two. What's that? Yes, I said failed...but not in the sense you're thinking. You see, inventors, scientists, and pretty much ANYONE IN LIFE don't simply learn by succeeding, but from mistakes, wrong turns, and failed attempts. The only true failure though (in the bad sense of the word) is in giving up...a message that Rosie and her great-great-aunt drive home in abundance.
Along the way, readers are challenged not simply to learn about her tries, but to try things on their own. From sketching at machines from your imagination to challenging scientific word searches, weights and measurements to solar ovens, there are loads of creative adventures to embark on that will not only be a blast (though not literally) but a learning experience too! Talk about a GREAT WAY to bring the fun back to the classroom as summer approaches and minds start to wander. I don't know many kiddos that could resist this if they tried!
About the author and illustrator...
Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist. He lives in London, where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.
Special thanks to the folks at Abrams for the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the illustrator, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is set to release APRIL 4, 2017 via Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Abrams, so pre-order it today or mark your calendar!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!