Thursday 16 March 2017

Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts (Abrams Children's Books)

Time to build and invent with a seriously brilliant book character. A welcome back for Rosie Revere!
"Rosie Revere: Engineer" was a groundbreaking book in many ways. Putting a girl front and centre in a children's book about building and inventing was an absolutely genius move, and the book has since become a champion title for promoting STEM interests amongst girls and boys.

Now everyone has the chance to follow in Rosie's footsteps with a seriously impressive new title from Andrea and David.

"Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers" isn't just your ordinary everyday activity book. It's packed with 40 projects to get your brain buzzing about amazing inventions, and using science to conduct brilliantly fun experiments.

Just like Rosie, you too can be a budding engineer and scientist. Time to get organised!
The book begins by talking about how you plan your perfect design. Ask lots of questions, use your imagination, start to draw up plans, create your amazing design and then test and improve it. All the better if you can get your friends involved too!

Fun puzzles and activities also help inspire you to create amazing contraptions!
There are fantastic activities between the 'makes' and if you're the sort of person who can stand to deface a gorgeous book, plenty of space for you to come up with your own designs and ideas (for example making the perfect pie-making machine!)

Andrea and David have created a whole world of fabulous characters and stories but it's fantastic to also have a book like this that lets kids get directly involved, making their own amazing contraptions!

Charlotte's best bit: Making a solar oven (though I think we need some sunshine first!)

Daddy's favourite bit: Brilliantly engaging, full of amazing activities and superbly laid out with lots of fun illustrations and doodles. An utterly perfect companion to Rosie's story book!

(Kindly sent for review)

"Rosie Revere's Big Project Book" by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts is out on 4th April 2017, published by Abrams Children's Books.