Unfortunately, he laughs at Rosie’s invention and she takes it to heart and decides never to make anything again for fear of failing.
A visit by her great great aunt – an elderly lady, called Rose, sporting a blue workers smock and red bandana, changes all that though, as Rosie learns an important lesson about failure & success, mistakes and trying again.
This is an empowering story for girls that taps into the Rosie the Riveter ethos from WW2. A time when women were encouraged to try new jobs, learn new skills and have a go – for the good of the nation, while the men were at war.
Occasionally the rhyme is a little clunky, but the heart & soul behind the text makes up for that.
Highly recommended for 3+ young readers as well as primary schools everywhere.