Read books Rosie: Stronger than SteelAuthor Lindsay Ward – Intimatenights.co.uk

This book is about Rosie the tractor who is painted green This children s book is a tribute to working women both in America and the UK during World War II I like how the author used Rosie the tractor to tell the story in a way that will appeal to young children However I do feel the story could have hadoomph I don t see my younger cousins wanting to read thisthan once, although I do think it will have them curious to learnabout the land girls and WW2.Freebie on. When a country goes to war, it mobilizes all its resources to help win that war That was certainly true during World War II when men enlisted, children collected paper and cans, people donated whatever metal objects they could, and, women found themselves working in factories and fields, doing jobs traditionally held by men, all to help with the war effort.The important work of women, those in the factories, collectively and iconically known as Rosie the Riveter and those working in the fields, When a country goes to war, it mobilizes all its resources to help win that war That was certainly true during World War II when men enlisted, children collected paper and cans, people donated whatever metal objects they could, and, women found themselves working in factories and fields, doing jobs traditionally held by men, all to help with the war effort.The important work of women, those in the factories, collectively and iconically known as Rosie the Riveter and those working in the fields, appropriately known as the Land Girls, is highlighted in this appealing picture book through the eyes of a one of a kind tractor.The tractor is made out of donated items, then welded, riveted, painted green, given a lovely rose tattoo, and befittingly named Rosie All the work is done by a group of women singing as they work.As she leaves the factory, Rosie promises I plow and I dig I dig and I plow No matter the job, this is my vow Then, it s off by plane, ship, truck and train, until Rosie finally arrives at her destination an overgrown farm in England in desperate need of tending Between Rosie and the Land Girls, working day and night, they spent endless days in the fields, even as enemy planes fly overhead, helping to provide desperately needed food to troops fighting in Europe to help win the war.Together, Rosie and the Land Girls also hauled milk containers, and freshly picked produce They even clearland together, Day after day Year after year Until finally, Victory And the war is over.But what happens to Rosie now that the war is over March is Women s History Month and I can t think of a better book for introducing young readers to some of the important contributions of women during WWII Ward situates Rosie using newspaper headlines that encapsulate not just her story about one tractor s journey, but the historical background upon which it is based.Rosie Stronger than Steel is in part written in rhyming verse, and in part, lyrical language The rhymes are repeated throughout the book, and if your young readers are anything like mine, they will have those verses memorized and in no time at all, you will be hearing This is our Rosie, stronger than steel She ll plow all the land with the turn of her wheel The engaging illustrations are done using color pencils and cut paper and have a decidedly retro feel to them I liked the way Ward used a brown palette for the factory illustrations, and a lush green palette for the farming images True to life, the factory images age also diverse.My young readers are 4 5 years old and they saw this mainly as a story about a tractor that helped people during a war Older readers will appreciate the roles of women as well as the call for action during the war, making this a great book for use both inside and outside the classroom home school room.Back matter includes a very informative Author s Note about the women who inspired Ward to write Rosie and a bibliography of books about the Women s Land Army, Rosie the Riveter, and Ford tractors.All readers will love the We Can Do It spirit that permeates the story of Rosie Stronger than Steel.This book is recommended for readers age 4 This book was gratefully received by me from Blue Slip Media Rosie, the tractor, apparently was manufactured in a factory by Rosie the Riveter and went to live in a field worked by the Women s Land Army I don t really like the juxtaposition of all these historical elements While it s a cute children s book, it doesn t quite work if one wants a book with historical accuracy This was offered in Kindle format as a benefit ofPrime in March 2020 No review was required. WW2As a neice of a woman who was in the Woman s Land Army, this book has a very special meaning Britain did not starve thanks to these women Rosie was a perfect vehicle to portray this piece of the war A Brave Tractor Farms For Freedom In A Story Inspired By Women Who Acted With Courage And Strength In American Factories And On British Farms During World War II This Is Our Rosie, Stronger Than SteelShe Ll Plow All The Landwith A Turn Of Her WheelBuilt By Women In The United States And Sent To England To Dig And Plow Alongside Female Farmers During World War II, Rosie The Tractor Does Whatever Is Needed To Support The War Effort She Works Day And Night To Help Grow Crops For The Troops Even When She Has To Hide In The Fields This Is Because She Knows, Like The Women Who Built Her And The Women Who Farm With Her, That They All Must Do Their PartInspired By The Group Of American Women Collectively Known As Rosie The Riveter And The British Women S Land Army, This Is A Story About Taking Action And Coming Together For The Greater Good Good retrospective on the roles women played during WWII through the eyes of a busy tractor named Rosie Rosie the Riveter, get it Well worth a read for children of all ages no matter the gender. Great historical fiction book about how strong and important women were in WW2 They played a vital role and this skims the surface on what they did, showing the story through the eyes of a tractor There s a great historical blurb by the author at the end to explain the book as well. An inspirational read for childrenI loved this bright beautiful children s picture book.Giving children an insight into the building of farm machinery and how vital they were to help troops and people survive during wartime.The comprehensive author notes at the back makes this a book to appeal to all ages.I love Rosie. A wonderful piece of fiction celebrating women s war efforts and the sense of community fostered between nations during WWII There s a wonderful reference at the back of the book with historically accurate information and additional sources I bought it as a gift for small children. Wonderful children s history book I was able to get this book free to read on my Kindle, but I would love to have a paper copy also It is about Rosie, a beautiful green tractor from her time being assembled in a factory, being shipped to England, working with Land Girls during World War II, and what happens to her after the war The story is told in rhyme and has wonderful illustrations There is an afterword by the author that explainsabout land girls and the war This would be an amazin Wonderful children s history book I was able to get this book free to read on my Kindle, but I would love to have a paper copy also It is about Rosie, a beautiful green tractor from her time being assembled in a factory, being shipped to England, working with Land Girls during World War II, and what happens to her after the war The story is told in rhyme and has wonderful illustrations There is an afterword by the author that explainsabout land girls and the war This would be an amazing book to use in a classroom or homeschooling unit about World War II or transportation I read this rather quickly, but I am going to read it again soon Rosie: Stronger than Steel


About the Author: Lindsay Ward

Lindsay Ward has a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University Her most recent books include It s Show and Tell, Dexter and Don t Forget Dexter , books 1 and 2 in the Dexter T Rexter Series with Two Lions She is also the author and illustrator of Brobarians Two Lions, 2017 , The Importance of Being 3 Dial 2016 , Rosco vs the Baby SS, 2016 , Henry Finds His Word Dial, 2015 , a Choose to Read Ohio Book, When Blue Met Egg Dial, 2012 , and Please Bring Balloons Dial, 2013 , which was produced into a play by the New York City Children s Theater in 2017 Her work has been reviewed in Kirkus Reviews, Publisher s Weekly, and the New York Times Lindsay is currently working on a new board book series, I Go , with HarperCollins, due Summer 2019 and This Book Is Gray, a new picture book with Two Lions She is the founder of Critter Lit www.critterlit.com , a free picture book manuscript and illustration critique service for up and coming authors and illustrators Lindsay lives in Peninsula, Ohio with her husband, two sons, and dog Visit her online at www.lindsaymward.com or follow her on Twitter lindsaymward.


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