Miss Polly and Rosie live in a small rural township in northern New South Wales Australia.
They regularly visit local schools together teaching mindfulness meditation and offering support to students and families.
Miss Polly’s lifelong career as a child therapist together with her love and respect for dogs has been the main driver for this book. Rosie’s curiosity and her accepting nature have been the inspiration.
Rosie Knows is the first of a series of small books that it is hoped will be as joyful to read as to write, reaching gently into the precious area of family values in Australia and worldwide.
If a dog wants to publish a book there needs to be a ghostwriter :
Enter Miss Polly aka Pauline Rubin
It is well known in writing circles that ghostwriters, in general, think their talents are superior to that of their authors; however, this is not the case with Pauline.
“Rosie demonstrates and Pauline interprets,” describes their continuing successful relationship.
Pauline is a mother and grandmother originally from England but now living on a remote rural property on the northern tablelands of NSW Australia.
INTRODUCING, ROSIE KNOWS
Rosie Knows, A Dogs look at Life has been developed as a guide for young children and families.
Follow Rosie ‘s adventures as she navigates the ups-and-downs, of school-age kids through their many struggles, worries, hopes and dreams.
Rosie Knows is a book about making friends, coping with those who aren’t so friendly and finding the time to enjoy being a kid in an often confusing world.
Rosie Knows is ideal for parents wishing to use the adventures of Rosie the Dog to encourage their children to see life from a different perspective and is suitable for kids ages 6-13 years of age. (adults seem to like it too!)
She continues her career as a child therapist although she admits to many years of professional experience that has taken her around the world.
From military service in the Far East to community nursing in remote areas of Western Australia, a teacher of alternative medicine in Queensland and more recently travelling the dusty roads of the Northern Territory as a Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician.
Pauline is currently employed by the Department of Education in NSW working in regional and rural schools as a school counsellor with Rosie, who is popular with students and teachers for her “waggy tail therapy”
Pauline is also engaged by a local Aboriginal Health Service as a child and family therapist and finds this work most rewarding.
The Rosie Knows series of books describe a dog’s perspective on life and contains valuable information for the pre-teen, although increasingly parents are welcoming the Rosie style of communication.
Pauline (Miss Polly) the ghostwriter will continue to record Rosie’s wonderment as she unfolds the mystery of human behaviour.