Talking is not my thing

by Robbins, Rose,

Format: Print Book 2020
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This little sister might not use words, but she's got plenty to say! Narrated through thought bubbles, this energetic book invites readers into the day of a nonverbal girl with autism. She has so much to do--games to play, spaghetti to eat, and a missing stuffed animal to find! Sometimes life can be noisy and overwhelming, but something new is always around the corner. Talking isn't the only way to make a joke, ask for Grandma's help, or surprise your brother...

Illustrated in bright colors, Talking Is Not My Thing is a joyful portrait of neurodiverse family life.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Robbins winningly celebrates the unconditional bond between two animal siblings in this sensitive, matter-of-fact depiction of neurodiversity, a follow-up to Me and My Sister. "I don't speak, but my brother finds it easy," opens nonverbal Sister via thought bubble, as she and her brother embark on their nighttime routine. First is dinner, an overwhelmingly noisy affair that leaves Sister wishing she could "turn my ears off." "But I still like to feel included," she thinks when her brother invites her to watch TV. After a bathroom break (communicated simply by Sister via flashcard), the siblings play a guessing game ("Purple turtle!" he says, recognizing her drawing), and he reads her a story. Their supportive dynamic continues as they goof around while brushing teeth, tension only introduced when Sister discovers her stuffed bunny is missing. Luckily, a frenzied search of the yard (with Brother wielding a flashlight) saves the day, and the pair head to sleep after a sensory-friendly high five. Employing bright colors and childlike slice-of-life drawings, Robbins successfully portrays a loving family dynamic that takes everyone's needs into account. Ages 3--7. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Selective mutism -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Autism -- Juvenile fiction.
Autistic children -- Means of communication -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Autism -- Fiction.
Publisher Grand Rapids :2020
Audience Ages 3-7.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9780802855497
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