What if your mother really is different? A story about confronting change.
I have not got used to my new mum.
Even though I love her
(I absolutely love her),
I miss my happy,
Amber has always loved her mother, but Mum is very different from everyone else’s mum. Worse, she’s different from the Mum she was last year. With Mother’s Day coming up, Amber wonders how her friends will react when they discover just how different her mum is.
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What the Readers Think
Roses are Blue deftly enters Amber Rose’s world − making it believable for children who read it, and a vivid remember for adults of how deeply our early school experiences were felt.
Amber’s narrative voice is perfect. This book taught me so much about acceptance and seeing things from both sides of every situation. A thought-provoking and moving book.
Although life will never be as it was for Amber’s family there is, most importantly, the suggestion of hope at the end of this novel. The illustrations by Gabriel Evans add to the gentle spirit…
I really related to Sally’s books because my Nan has a stroke, and is paralysed in her legs and arms…When I saw the picture of the mother in a wheelchair in Roses are Blue it made me think about Nan. Shontae, 6N, Penrith PS.
Imprint: WALKER BOOKS AUST
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Australian RRP: $16.95
New Zealand RRP: $18.99