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Rosie Revere, Engineer

Written by: Andrea Beaty / Illustrated by: David Roberts / Publisher: Sifriyat Poalim

Distribution: May 2020

 

 

 

 

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Rosie (in Hebrew: Hadas) builds wonderful gadgets from scraps. Sometimes she succeeds, other times she gets disappointed. This is a story about vision, initiative, and creativity that encouragers readers to believe in themselves, and remember that "the only true failure can come if you quit".

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Dear Parents,

Rosie (in Hebrew: Hadas) builds wonderful gadgets from scraps. Sometimes she succeeds, other times she gets disappointed. This is a story about vision, initiative, and creativity that encouragers readers to believe in themselves, and remember that "the only true failure can come if you quit".

 

"When I fall, I shall arise" (Micah 7:9)

 

We all make mistakes, experience some downs, and fail. Failure is not easy to deal with! But just like Rosie (Hadas) and her aunt, we too can find the strength to get up and try again; we too can leverage our failed attempts and turn them into milestones to success.

 

Enjoy reading this book and doing the activities together!

 

This is the last PJ Library book for this year.

We hope you have a book-filled, invention-tastic summer.

See you next year!

פעילות בחיק המשפחה

  • You may want to look at the illustrations together. Can your child find Rosie (Hadsas) among her classmates in the first illustration? What kinds of inventions did Rosie's (Hadas') friends make? Do you have a particular favorite? What is special about it?
  • Perhaps you could make a list together of things that you have tried and failed, and another of things you have not yet tried, and would like to try some day. Could you maybe make it if you worked together?
  • You may enjoy inventing, planning, and building your own "gizmo" together using building blocks, Legos or Playmobile. Your invention may consist of other items found in your home or backyard.
  • Do you or did you also have a meaningful aunt with a vision who has left a mark on your childhood? You could look for photographs of her, and tell your child about her.
  • You may want to compare the responses of Uncle Fred (Zvi) and Aunt Rose (Hadassah) to Rosie's (Hadas') inventions. Perhaps you would enjoy thinking of sentences or phrases that family members say to cheer one another up. You could write them down on pieces of paper, and put them in various places around the house.
  • Young children often have excellent ideas and original thoughts. You could tell your child about a great inventor, in Israel or elsewhere, and remind them that s/he too was once a child brimming with ideas.

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