March 2021 Children's & Young Adult General Titles

Talking is not my Thing Rose Robbins, illustrated by Rose Robbins

Talking is not my Thing
Rose Robbins, illustrated by Rose Robbins


Paperback | Mar 2021 | Scallywag Press | 9781912650590 | 32pp | 270x245mm | GEN | AUD$16.99, NZD$19.99

Age range 3 to 9

The autistic sister in this sibling pair is non verbal, but she finds plenty of ways to communicate and have fun with her brother. 

Although she can't talk, this little girl understands everything, and has plenty to say, and lots of ideas.  Through body language, drawing pictures, making gestures or using flash cards, she is able to contribute to their life together. Her brother and granny are able to understand her whether she needs help or is helping them! 

'This is a celebration of diversity and neurodiversity, but also quite simply a lovely picture book to share with any child.' – Booktrust 

'Rose has created an enormously empathetic story that she conveys with subtle humour and a sense of respect for the siblings she portrays in Talking Is Not My Thing.' – Red Reading Hub