Rosie Revere, Engineer is an absolutely wonderful kids' picture book about a young girl who loves to invent, but finds herself crushed by the laughter of adults -- until her great aunt Rose explains the relationship of failure, invention and perseverance. Written in delightful verse and filled with sneaky histories of women in aviation, it's perfect inspirational matrial for young makers.
Rosie was written by Andrea Beatty and illustrated by David Roberts, the team behind the equally great Iggy Peck, Architect. The message of the book -- which is delivered with a light touch -- is that talent only takes you so far, and that the only way to succeed more is to fail more, too. I gave it to my five year old daughter to peruse before I read it to her and though she found the text challenging, she was immediately drawn in by the illustrations ("Look, she made a helicopter!") and demanded that it be read to her twice in a row. I had to prise it out of her hands to bring it into the office in order to write this review.
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (aka @ThePieous) writes, “It is National Pie Day in America tomorrow (not to be confused with “International Pi Day” – the cooler big cousin of pie holidays on March 14th…) In honour of this occasion I’ve posted a new tutorial video that is very attainable for any novice pie-geeks out there thinking […]
Doubtless you’ve laughed at the ideological war between the Judean People’s Front and the People’s Front of Judea. I laughed along with you: having grown up in politics, I know firsthand about the enmities that fester between groups that should be allies — groups whose differences can only be parsed after months of study, but who are seemingly more at odds with one another than their obvious political opponents on the “other side” of the debate.
Brian made these California Resistance mugs, sporting Jerry Brown’s promise to “launch our own damned satellite” — proceeds to Planned Parenthood.
Looking to upgrade your weekend? Here are three randomly awesome products on my mind this week.#3 FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth EarbudsAs more and more phones and gadgets switch to Bluetooth-only compatibility, you’ll need to get Bluetooth headphones like the rest of us. I’ve been super impressed with these affordable magnetic headphones. Pull the magnetic earbuds apart to auto-connect […]
Traditional folding wallets are designed for paper bills—but these days, carrying cash is rarely a necessity. More often than not, I don’t carry cash at all. This Bogui Clik Wallet is the best answer I’ve found for avoiding the hassle of those tight-fitting credit card pockets.This attractive, minimalist wallet features a protective lip, so my cards don’t […]
Using my iPhone while it’s charging is always a hassle. With tucked-away outlets and the meager length of included lightning cables, comfortable scrolling while plugged in is annoying. These 10-Ft MFi-Certified Lightning Cables are super convenient and probably the best iPhone accessory purchase I’ve made.At over three times the length of normal cables, these reach anywhere you […]