Cross promotion with SIBS, National Autistic Society and other organisations concerned with disability. Author available. Rose appeared at Barnes Festival and Lowndham Festival, and is planning events at schools and libraries and independent bookshops. Discussion guides and notes. Postcards available.
Rose Robbins is an award-winning Author/Illustrator based in Nottingham, UK. Rose has been making picture-books since the age of 6, when she received a stapler for her birthday. Her earliest surviving work is entitled `Two bunnies needing friends' of which only one copy is currently know to exist. She was awarded `Best New Blood' at the D&AD graduate fair in 2012, was runner up in the Carmelite Prize in 2017, and part of the Cheltenham awards for illustration in 2017. Rose has been published previously in Mexico and in various international anthologies. She also like to make sculptures, soft toys, music videos and lino-prints. Rose has an autistic brother, and teaches autistic young people.
`Gorgeous picture book' The Sun;'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.' Irish Times; '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; '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; 'An enchanting book reminding us that every child is different.' Book Trust;`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; `Delightful picture book! Young siblings who are growing up with a brother or sister with autism will readily identify with the sibling experiences depicted. This is a lovely book for parents to read with young siblings and will help start those conversations about the enjoyable and difficult aspects of their family lives.' Monica McCaffrey, Founder of SIBS (a UK charity for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults);`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