Every third Sunday, Alice McGinty has a book review column, reviewing picture books for the Champaign-Urbana News Gazette. Here are some of her recent columns. Columns are also available online at http://www.news-gazette.com/
“Rosie Revere, Engineer” (2013, Abrams Books for Young Readers, written by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts, ages 4-8) uses rhymed verse to tell the story of Rosie, a young girl who dreamed of becoming a great engineer.
In “Papa’s Mechanical Fish” (2013, Farrar Straus Giroux, written by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Boris Kulikov, ages 4-8), the main character introduces us to her Papa, who spends his days in his backyard workshop.