Foreword by Tony Attwood; Story
The White Rabbit teaches a lonely child to express their feelings in this touching picture book aimed at children aged 4-10 on the autism spectrum or with communication problems
Emma Lindstroem is a preschool teacher working with children with special needs. Ase Brunnstroem has an Master of Education in Visual Arts and Design.
Robin and the White Rabbit will enchant children with its
delightful illustrations and sweet story of courage and friendship
whilst giving educators a valuable tool to help children understand
and express their thoughts and emotions. -- Kathy Hoopmann: Author
of All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome, All Dogs Have ADHD and All
Birds Have Anxiety
This charming book is a poignant reminder that children with
Autism feel intensely, but are often unable to give voice to their
The sadness and loneliness felt by Robin, resonates through the stark illustrations.
We long to help, but are left floundering in the silence.
Leading us on a journey from despair to joy, we are shown a way to unlock Robin's inner thoughts and feelings.
A powerful therapeutic tool for young and old.
Children with autism have powerful feelings but often can't find
a way to express how they feel. Now here's a book that offers those
who work with ASD youngsters a means of helping them.
Many of those who work with ASD children will be familiar with the use of pictorial symbols to facilitate communication but this picture book deals specifically with helping youngsters understand and express their feelings... Emma Lindstroem and Ase Brunnstroem offer a very useful and empowering tool that can be used in school or at home; there's no judgement involved; and the final explanatory pages speak directly to the listener (via Robin) and the reader aloud (via the book's creators, Emma and Ase).
While using picture cards and symbols is something that I use as
part of my child counselling toolbox, I think Robin and the White
Rabbit will prove an excellent starting point to the activity of
counselling itself. Consequently, I shall look forward to
commencing one of my child counselling sessions with this book, and
utilising the reading part of the session as a gentle introduction
to the therapeutic process itself.
Once the child client has heard Robin and The White Rabbit's story, I am sure they will enjoy making their own activity cards and allocating them to the appropriate facial expression card. With this in mind, I think that 'Robin and the White Rabbit' and I will do well together in helping to heal autistic children... I'm sure it will work wonders!
In my opinion, the book uses a simple way to show children,
parents and school staff how to engage with children who have an
autism spectrum disorder, and helps in overcoming some of the
barriers to communication. The story also offers a tool for
children who have autism to use in playground situations with
friends, so that they can feel more confident in joining in. The
simplicity of the wording and illustrations make the book inviting,
and the use of the white rabbit makes it an enchanting story.
I think that this is a good buy for school libraries' SEND section and for parents to read with their children.