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Me and my Sister by Rose Robbins
  • April 2019
  • Age 3-7
  • Price £11.99
  • Hardback
  • Size: 270 x 245mm
  • Extent: 32pp
  • ISBN: 978-1-912650-00-2
  • Territory: World

Me and my Sister

Rose RobbinsClick here for biography

This appealing brother and sister duo spend a lot of their day together, eating meals, going to school and playing. But life with an autistic sibling is not always easy.

Told from the point of view of the brother, this is a child’s eye view of what it is like to be the responsible sibling, and at the same time a celebration of the highs and lows of having a much loved but differently abled brother or sister.

Praise for this book:

'Robbins creates a sensitive portrait of accommodating different needs within a family unit. The pictures provide an empathic illustration of the brother’s frustrations, as well as a sensitive portrait of his autistic sister's struggle to fit in.' The Irish Times

'That the debut author/illustrator of this warm-hearted story demonstrates such sensitivity must in part be due to the fact that she herself teaches young people who have autism. Her illustrations are full of fun and her characters enormously endearing. An engaging book to share and discuss both at home and in school.' Books for Keeps Magazine

'What a debut book from Rose Robbins! This is a very assured handling of a difficult topic – siblings who are differently abled … This book is a must-have for classrooms. The focus throughout is on love and understanding.' Just Imagine

'This is a story that is deftly handled by Rose's sensitive and observant prose, more than just another issues book, this is a touching and heartwarming story that feels instantly fresh and informative.' Read it Daddy Blog

'Written with a light and sensitive touch, Robbins' story will strike a chord with every family which has an autistic child, and inform and entertain children from families of every kind.' Lancashire Evening Post

'This gorgeous picture book about a brother and sister who spend a lot of time together explores the day-to-day realities of life with an autistic sibling. It includes how strangers are often judgemental and unkind because they don't understand the condition and how it affects behaviour. It's a great book to share with youngsters who may be in a similar situation.' The Sun

 

Rights sold: Finnish, Dutch, Spanish, Hebrew, Australian, American

 

 

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