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An Engineer Like Me

Dr Shini Somara, Nadja Sarell

An Engineer Like Me


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Average rating

4 out 5

65 reviews

Inventive illustrations and an empowering story combine to introduce young readers to the world of engineering, creative thinking and problem-solving. Zara is curious about everything! Travelling around the city with her gran, she sees all kinds of fascinating things. How do roller coasters do loop-the-loops? How do planes stay up? As she marvels about how they work, Zara learns about some of the brilliant engineers who have shaped the world around her. Soon she can't wait to start creating her own amazing inventions and become an engineer too! With pages encouraging kids to try out their very own engineering experiments such as constructing the perfect paper aeroplane and safely dropping an egg from a height, this brilliant picture book written by engineer and TV presenter Dr Shini Somara unlocks a love of engineering and celebrates women in STEM. The first book in an exciting new series. Still to come: - A Scientist Like Me - A Coder Like Me - A Mathematician Like Me



It was fiction. I liked the girl called zara because she asked lot of questens. It interested me because zara likes inventing stuf. I would recommend it to a friend.

Lady Honeycomb Vegas 08.12.2023

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It was a long book

Captain Babs Dangerous 01.09.2023


I found this book quite enjoyable, I would recommend it, it was informative and good for my age .

Anonymous 23.08.2023


Brilliant book. Presented the concept in a clear and concise way. Insperational for a young female reader.

Countess Amazonia Bertrand 16.08.2023


Brilliant book. Presented the concept in a clear and concise way. Insperational for a young female reader.

Anonymous 16.08.2023


It was very boring

Doctor Rip Tinkle 06.08.2023


My daddy and grandad are engineers

Prince Natty Tyrannosaurus 04.08.2023


Great book - Mummy thinks I might be an engineer one day!

Chief Sandwich Dalmatian 02.08.2023


It was difficult for me to read. Lots of words were too tricky for me. I liked the pictures though.

Viscountess Mistral Pipistrel 27.07.2023


I didn't like this book but it was interesting. It was a fiction and a non-fiction book. Yes I would tell someone else about this book.

Coach Lacey Tinkle 01.09.2022


I loved the pictures and how things were explained- really fun and interesting to read.

Marshal Rapunzel Tyrannosaurus 31.08.2022


Love this boook

Anonymous 27.08.2022


Great thought provoking book for budding engineers, with some possibl projects to do at the end. Takes a little time to read through, Good for STEM activities.

Fairy Lacey Sunshine 27.08.2022


I think this book is a very long book, it had a lot of information inside it, like how a plane flys. I liked this book because it tells you about how things are made and how they work. I would recommend this book to my class

Dona Pinky Buffalo 16.08.2022


This is a fact book about people who made transports

Empress Letizia Vampire 16.08.2022


This awesome book creates skills to become engineer and to do more inventions related to your interest.

Prince Poseidon Gravy 16.08.2022


It was factual and very interesting. I loved it!

Senor Cello Colly-Wobbles 06.08.2022


I liked the way the story followed Zara and her Gran, and explained how everyday things work. It also explained Hedy Lemarr developed the use of radio waves which were then used by the military. Leonardo da Vinci invented the cart, the parachute and winged flying machine but never actually got to build it. It asked lots of interesting questions which made me think about lots of thinks. I would recommend this to someone.

Senor Virgil Satellite 02.08.2022


I thought it was a very good book! I liked how interested Zara is in everything. I love Zara because I like the way she explores the world of engineering and is also excited to learn new things. I would recommend this book to people who love science and learning new things.

Lady Cupcake Archer 22.07.2022


I loved this book because she was an engineer who made paper aeroplanes. I loved the experiments at the end of the book.

Marshal Sketch Mystery 21.07.2022