Book Review – All cats have asperger syndrome

For my book review this weekend, I shall be extending the feline theme on my blog by looking at a book called All cats have asperger syndrome by Kathy Hoopmann.  Though the book has been around for a number of years, it is still worthwhile mentioning this book as it is a useful resource for families and those starting out on the aspergers journey.

Through the use of coloured cat photography and brief descriptions, the book introduces the main characteristics of aspergers syndrome in a humourous and informative fashion.  The language used is neither scientific or complex but straightforward and accessible to both young and old  with particular appeal to those families dealing with a new diagnosis.  However, it is worth pointing out that if you are looking for a detailed or theoretical explanation of aspergers syndrome then this is not the book for you.  Nevertheless the book does raise issues such as heightened senses, social difficulties and ritualistic tendencies in such a way that the book is an ideal aid in explaining aspergers to a child whether at home or at school.  And even after diagnosis, this book continues to delight and remind us all of the uniqueness of aspergers syndrome.  A heart warming read. .

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4 Responses to Book Review – All cats have asperger syndrome

  1. We got the “All Dogs Have ADHD” book from the doctor last year when J was diagnosed with the condition. He really took to the book, and understood a little better as to why he does what he does. Now he has been diagnosed with autism, time to find this book

  2. Lizbeth says:

    >I've heard of this book—thanks for the review. I'll have to look it up as my son (7) could use a good way to understand why he's different–for lack of a better way to describe it. Thanks!

  3. Apples and Autobots says:

    >My son and I read it when he was 7, and we loved it! It was a great way to start the dialogue.

  4. Looking for Blue Sky says:

    >We love this book here. It was how I introduced the idea of aspergers to my son who was then 8. He's not a great reader and this was perfect for him and made him feel really comfortable with his diagnosis. In fact for a few months he took it everywhere with him and gave it to friends and relatives and told them to read it too :)

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