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Talking Is Not My Thing by Rose Robbins
  • Age 4+
  • 270 x 245mm
  • 32pp
  • PB: £7.99: ISBN 978-1-912650-59-0
  • Ex US and Canada
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Talking Is Not My Thing

Rose reads her bookRose reads her book TALKING IS NOT MY THING

Rose RobbinsClick here for biography

The autistic sister of this delightful sibling duo knows what she wants to say, but can’t say it out loud. However, there is plenty of fun she and her brother can have together without verbal communication, and she is often one step ahead of him!

Selected for the 2021 IBBY collection of outstanding books for young people with disabilities

Praise for this book:

'With speech bubbles, bright colours and characters so lively they leap off the page, this is a vibrant and happy book with a lead character who is non-verbal.' BookTrust Bookmark Book of the Month

'This simple yet mesmerizing book reminds us that every child is different and that's okay.' Absolutely Mama

'an absolutely vital read for any family or child for whom this is the norm. It's so empowering to see yourself and your world reflected back to you in the books you're sharing. This would be ideal for anyone aged 4+' Library Girl and Book Boy Blog

'Many early years settings will have experience of caring for children with autism, and for those seeking picture books with positive representations of children with the condition Talking Is Not My Thing is a must-buy. While acknowledging the challenges the girl faces in her daily life, Rose Robbins' story is sensitively told and always positive, her heroine fully involved and finding lots of ways to have fun; the bold, bright illustrations further reinforce the admirable message of inclusivity' Teach Early Years



Rights sold: Dutch, Finnish, USA, Spanish


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