I love the message, and this story tells it in a fun way. While this can be seen as empowering for girls especially, I think this is a great message for all children. The little girl in this book can be viewed as both an engineer, and an artist, and uses her creativity to make something useful. She tries one way, and then another, but it doesn't seem quite right. The beauty of this book, it just when the character wants to give up, she is encouraged to look again. I also enjoyed that her assistant was her dog, as many children are close to their pets, and can easily relate. Something all schools should have, this is a fun story with a great message for people of all ages!