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My Mummy is an Engineer

Author: Kerrine Bryan, Jason Bryan
Lower Age: 4+
Price: $6.99
Year Added: 2017

My Mummy is an Engineer is a picture book where children can follow along as a little girl explains the different tasks her mother completes working as an engineer. Written for children ages four and up, this book uses simple language and colorful illustrations as it goes through different engineering careers. If a child has expressed some interest in engineering, problem solving, building, or helping other people, this book provides many interesting examples of engineers’ accomplishments. This book simultaneously breaks down stereotypes about the engineering discipline and encourages young children to pursue engineering careers. Overall, parents and children will find this an enjoyable introduction to engineering!


Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about:
Redesign a solution, work in a team, apply mathematics, apply science


Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift: A user


Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift:

Creative thinking, working collaboratively, perseverance



Overall ratings:

  • Children Reviews
    • Rating: 3.75 out of 5.0
    • Feedback: NA
  • Parents Reviews
    • Rating: 3.75 out of 5.0
    • Feedback:
      • “I liked that the mom was the engineer in the story.”
  • Engineering & STEM Experts Reviews
    • Rating: 3.8 out of 5.0
    • Feedback:
      • “This book encourages children to be engineers through sharing many career opportunities that engineers have. It allows the user to see that engineers use math skills to make ideas a reality.”
      • “My Mummy is an Engineer is a fun children's book about a little girl's mom who is an engineer. It break down stereotypes and promote women in engineering while telling a story about the possibilities in engineering.”
      • “While reading, the adult can point out engineering aspects to the child, and introduce them to new ideas and the work behind the different engineering problems detailed in the book.”