Rosie Revere, Engineer Hardcover
This book became dear to me from the first read. I bought this as a gift for my niece, but made sure to read it prior so I'd get the flow/rhythm of it before reading it aloud to her. It is SO SWEET, and delivers such a powerful message—I found myself getting choked up towards the end. I almost wanted to keep it for myself!
Where some people see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration - she dreams of becoming a great engineer. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. This beloved New York Times bestselling picture book about pursuing one’s passion with persistence and learning to celebrate each failure on the road to achieving one’s dreams makes a lovely, inspirational birthday gift to a kid ages 4 to 7.