Purdue University Engineering Gift Guide (2017)
Shelf Unbound Notable 100 Winner (2016)
Finalist - International Book Awards (2016)
Bronze Medal Winner - The Wishing Shelf Book Awards (2015)
A sweetly illustrated story with a powerful message.
'My Mummy is an Engineer' is the first title by Butterfly Books. This book introduces children to the exciting world of engineering; creating real things that once were dreams. It will not only educate, but also inspire!
This story is all about a Mummy’s adventure as an engineer, from working with her team in the office to visiting a construction site. It covers various fields of engineering, including electrical, civil and mechanical.
For more details go to www.butterflybooks.uk
Number of Readers: 28
Writing Style: 8/10
Of the 28 readers:
27 would read another book by this author.
22 thought the cover was good or excellent.
3 (teachers) thought the rhyming and rhythm was a little clumsy in parts.
15 liked the story the best
13 liked the illustrations the best.
3 (all teachers) thought the central premise of the book – showing children – particularly girls – that they too could be engineers, was a fantastic idea.
‘Well illustrated with a strong and very important message. The rhythm is a little clumsy in parts but, apart from that, an excellent book to have in any classroom.’
Primary school teacher, aged 46
‘I liked this book a lot. It is difficult to find books which inform very young children about what they can do when they grow up. But this book is perfect for that. I particularly loved the fact it was her mum and not her dad who was the engineer.’
Female Parent, aged 40
‘Excellent in every way. Easy to follow and visually strong. Fantastic message too.’
Primary school teacher and literacy co-ordinator, aged 55
‘This is a fun book. I’d like to make a submarine when I’m older. Or a big balloon.’ Boy, aged 7
‘A sweetly illustrated story with a powerful message. A BRONZE medal winner!’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Co-Author Kerrine is an award winning chartered electrical engineer, author and the founder of Butterfly Books. She has a passion for inspiring the young, introducing them to the career options available to them and ensuring gender equality in all fields of work.
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