Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty illustrated by David Roberts is an inspiring book about a creative little girl dealing with a crisis of confidence.
Rosie loves to build machines, but put away her tools when someone laughed at one of her inventions. Her Great-great Aunt Rose (THE original Rosie the Riveter) teaches Rosie that the only failure is giving up.
I can't recommend this book enough. The last page even inspired a fun project. Sabrina took one look and emphatically said "I want to make that!!" Talk about a book coming alive.
She sketched out her design and we scouted supplies for her personal disco.
She wrapped a florest's wreath with her favorite fabrics.
She hot glued sequins on a florest's ball, and attached it all with florest's wire.
The first attempt was a great flop. (Who knew florest's wire was so weak) But what a great way to reinforce the lesson of the book?
The second attempt used balled up batting
Attached with yarn
A borrowed iphone for some music and she was in business.
I couldn't be prouder of my little engineer.