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Children's Book | Rosie Revere, Engineer

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I recently purchased this book for my 6 year old niece, so of course before wrapping and gifting it, I sat down with my 2 year old daughter to read it with her. Hazel's attention didn't quite make it through the whole book, however she did love looking at the illustrations on each page. (which is okay with me!)

Iggy Peck, Architect is one of my favorite books, so of course I knew this book would hold up to the same love I hold for Iggy. The story is of a shy girl named Rosie who likes to build inventions with everyday objects. However, since failing on one she constructed for her uncle, she was reluctant to show anyone anything she created again -- until her great great aunt comes along. The charming book unfolds into a lesson on failing and trying again. 

As for David's playful illustrations -- I am in awe every time I see his work. Each character, invention and scene in this book is made with such detail, that I can only imagine the work that went into illustrating it. Definitely one to have in your children's book library!

And if you have 9 minutes, watch this step-by-step video of David drawing one of his characters.