Books | Iggy Peck, Architect & Rosie Revere, Engineer

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Iggy Peck has been an architect since he was two. His parents embrace and nurture his creativity, however when he reaches grade two his teacher, who has a dislike and fear of buildings stemming from an incident in her childhood, stops Iggy from building, that is until the class get stuck when out on a day trip and Iggy’s creativity saves the day. A great story about not giving up and doing the things you love.

The book has a very rhythmic and rhyming narrative written by Andrea Beaty and the illustrations by David Roberts are wonderful, there’s so much possibility to extend the story as you read it and look at the drawings.

After reading this book with our charges we would say it is most suitable for four to eight year olds. But any book loving three year old would, we’re quite sure, thoroughly enjoy the story and pictures.

 

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When Rosie was young she invented many things for her family but when her uncle laughed at one such invention she became shy and afraid of failure and decided to keep her inventions to herself, hiding them safely out of view under her bed. Then her great great aunt comes to stay and she learns that making a flop is not a failure and that “the only true failure can come if you quit.”

Like Iggy Peck this book has a rhythmic and rhyming narrative. The illustrations are bold and captivating and within some of the illustrations are short snippets of the history of woman in aviation.

Rosie Revere, Engineer has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year!

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