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Talking Is Not My Thing

Ages 3-7
HARDCOVER; Published: 9/8/2020
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5549-7
Price: $ 16.99
32 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 9.625 x 10.625
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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.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Robbins winningly celebrates the unconditional bond between two animal siblings in this sensitive, matter-of-fact depiction of neurodiversity. . . . Employing bright colors and childlike slice-of-life drawings, Robbins successfully portrays a loving family dynamic that takes everyone’s needs into account.”
The Horn Book Magazine
“Thick, loose-lined drawings imbued with cheerful color offer a family portrait that normalizes autism and celebrates love and connection. Pair this with Robbins’s Me and My Sister for another slice-of-life story, told from the brother’s perspective.”